Improving Solid Waste Management Across NC

While most fixated their attention to the controversial provisions added to House Bill 56: Amend Environmental Laws, one provision critical to North Carolina’s competitiveness slipped under the radar. House Bill 56’s solid waste management provision may have been omitted from much of the public ...

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Manufacturing Day is One Month Away

One month from today, Manufacturers from around the country will invite their communities into their facilities to celebrate modern manufacturing as part of Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) 2017. This annual celebration connects manufacturers with students, educators, local leaders and the business commu...

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Manufacturing Day is One Month Away

One month from today, manufacturers from around the country will invite their communities into their facilities to celebrate modern manufacturing as part of Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) 2017. This annual celebration connects manufacturers with students, educators, local leaders and the business commu...

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Cultivating the Next Generation of Manufacturers

“Manufacturing jobs opening in US, are workers qualified?” This recent Fox News headline poses an important question facing the manufacturing industry. While more than one million new manufacturing jobs have been created in the U.S. over the last seven years, 390,000 remain unfilled. As the skil...

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NC Must Build Upon Infrastructure Improvements

It’s never good to see North Carolina grouped among the worst states in the nation in a competitive ranking. Unfortunately, a recent 24/7 Wall St. ranking had North Carolina as one of 15 “states that are falling apart.” The ranking details how each state’s roads in poor condition, deficient ...

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Producing a Globally Competitive Workforce

Producing a globally competitive workforce across North Carolina relies on each community’s commitment to education and workforce development. Without the support of local communities across the state, securing North Carolina’s place as a top-ten state for workforce readiness will be that much h...

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New CFPB Rule Makes Personal Injury Attorneys the Real Winners

Personal injury lawyers stand to be the real winners of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) new rule that prohibits companies from using mandatory arbitration clauses in their contracts. While the CFPB claims this anti-arbitration rule was set to protect consumers, the reality is the...

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Bad Acting Personal Injury Lawyers Must be Stopped

For far too long, bad acting personal injury lawyers have abused our legal system, taking advantage of vulnerabilities through unethical legal practices. Specifically related to asbestos bankruptcy trust claims, these personal injury attorneys have hidden evidence of exposure in order to “double d...

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Modernizing NAFTA Should Improve Protections for American Businesses

Ahead of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations that are slated to begin this week, the NC Chamber joined more than 100 organizations in calling on the Trump Administration to preserve and improve investment protections as part of the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS)....

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NC Needs to Prioritize Early Literacy

50%. That’s the number of millennials in the United States that failed to demonstrate proficient literacy in 2015. Considering millennials make up the largest generation in the country’s workforce, that’s a scary number. It’s no wonder job creators are battling a growing skills gap. If half ...

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