Common Core Opposition Reveals Political Agenda

As North Carolina begins a new year that will include many important decisions for the future of our state, we must recognize that the decisions we make to improve our education and talent pipeline will not only impact today’s students, but tomorrow’s workforce and our state’s economy. Busines...

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ICYMI: World Manufacturing Ends 2013 on a Strong Note

According to an article published by Reuters today, global manufacturing ended on a strong note in 2013, as major exporters like Germany, Italy and Japan posted their fastest growth in years. The article notes that, “Years of loose monetary policy, along with soaring stock markets, appear to be bo...

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Economy Strengthens as Unemployment Drops

Without a doubt, 2013 was a productive year for North Carolina and job creation. The business community accomplished numerous state legislative victories that will help drive real economic recovery and create good jobs for North Carolinians. The state’s unemployment level is currently at a five-ye...

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North Carolina is Open for Business! North Carolina is open for business and we've got a lot to offer! Top universities, a skilled workforce, education that's focused on results and preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow, rewarding our best teachers. Best in class tax reform means lower taxes for bus...

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News Release: North Carolina Leaders Voice Support for Common Core State Standards

RALEIGH, N.C. – As the Legislative Research Commission Common Core Study Committee meets this afternoon, public and private leaders across the state remain steadfast in their belief that these career and college ready standards are vital for developing a stronger workforce in North Carolina. C...

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NAM Survey Shows Manufacturers Hit Hard by Affordable Care Act

12/16/2013 More than three-fourths of manufacturers identified rising health care and insurance costs as their most important challenge, according to the latest NAM/IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers for Q4. Manufacturers have ranked this issue as their highest primary challenge all year. The N...

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WRAL TechWire: NC Chamber Foundation ‘Dashboard’ maps course to state’s future

By FRANK VINLUAN, WRALTechWire Tags: Internet, Employment, RTI, Organizations RALEIGH, N.C. — When it comes to technology jobs, pharmaceutical companies and software firms form a solid foundation for North Carolina’s high tech economy. But by some measures that foundation falls short of...

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North Carolina Chamber Benefit Marketplace — Open for Enrollment!

Visit the NC Chamber Marketplace to see the comprehensive benefit marketplace that’s easy and simple to join, set up, and offer to your employees. It’s Easy - You can sign up, choose plans, and upload your employee census through, and complete the purchase/select...

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New NC-4 Required for Employees

As a result of the tax reform package passed this year, all employees and recipients of pension or annuity payments must complete a new withholding allowance certificate. The new form must be completed so the correct amount of state income tax is withheld for any payment periods beginning on or afte...

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