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Progressive critics of North Carolina's historic 2013 tax reforms are quick to seize on topline unemployment rate figures in an attempt to discredit the rate cuts. But a closer look shows that in fact our state has enjoyed stellar job growth since taxes were cut.
The military supports 578,000 jobs in North Carolina and more than two thirds of those jobs are in the private sector, demonstrating the impact of the military ripples across the state's economy and not just concentrated near military installations. Those are the key findings of a new report release
Governor Pat McCrory along with Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina announced Associated Materials, LLC, a manufacturer of residential building products, will expand its Lenoir County manufacturing operations. The project will create...
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that TTI Floor Care N.A., the marketer and manufacturer of the iconic Hoover, Dirt Devil and Oreck brands, will create...
Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc., will create approximately 700 jobs at a new bio-manufacturing facility in Johnston...
Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) today announced an expansion by Mayne Pharma at its Greenville site. The specialty pharmaceutical company develops and manufactures branded and generic...
Governor Pat McCrory signed the NC Competes Jobs Plan today, a key component of his comprehensive strategy to build and strengthen North Carolina's economy by putting more people back to work.
In an article from WRAL.com lamenting the fact that economic development grants made by the state of North Carolina did not "create" as many jobs as originally intended, John Skvarla, North Carolina's Commerce Secretary and number 1 cheerleader for taxpayer funded business incentives, stated that...
Former Florida Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Wednesday outlined his economic plan, a proposal he said would lift the economy out of the post-recession "new normal" and "lift up everybody."
Governor Pat McCrory said he would veto Senate Bill 369 which would change the sales tax distribution formula in North Carolina.
Governor Pat McCrory hosted over 70 small and minority owned businesses from across the state today at the Executive Mansion to learn more about Connect NC.
Governor Pat McCrory announced today North Carolina has paid off the unemployment insurance debt owed to the federal government. That debt was as high as $2.8 billion and stood at $2.5 billion when Governor McCrory took office in January 2013.
Governor Pat McCrory will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing entitled "Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill: Laying the Foundation for U.S. Economic Growth and Job Creation Part II" on Tuesday. In his capacity as a member of the Executive...
North Carolina has the third highest active duty military presence in the country. 35% of North Carolina's population is military, veteran, spouse, parent or dependent...
"As governor, my approach will be to expand agricultural exports, unleash our energy resources, harness new technology in education, create a climate for existing businesses to expand and new businesses to locate and grow jobs while rebuilding our brand."
When Governor McCrory Was Elected: North Carolina had an unemployment rate of 8.8%, the 5th highest in the nation...
Electricity is one of the most basic household necessities. It isn't a luxury item. That means it is something that every household must buy, regardless of income level - and as such, its costs are especially burdensome on the poor.
Gas prices fell below $2.00 a gallon in much of state this month, providing North Carolinians with some extra cash in their pockets to pay off those Christmas credit card bills.
New rules by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) imposing unprecedented restrictions on electric power plants will drive up energy bills and cost North Carolina tens of thousands of jobs, according to a study conducted by the Beacon Hill Institute of Suffolk University and released by the Civi
Last week, yet another study claiming that expanding Medicaid in North Carolina will create tens of thousands of jobs was released and dutifully reported by the media. The findings of such studies, however, are based upon a fatally flawed assumption that Medicaid coverage equates to access to...
This week's Bad Bill has a title only George Orwell would love. Senate Bill 354, sponsored by Angela Bryant (D-Nash) and Ben Clark (D-Cumberland) is titled "North Carolina Healthcare Jobs Initiative."
With the economic collapse of the last decade brought on largely due to the bursting of the housing bubble, does anybody still think it a good idea for government to encourage investments in "underserved" populations
Perhaps you have noticed that many jobs requiring only basic skills and a cooperative attitude are now walled off to Americans who don't possess a college degree.
I'm writing this during a very cold, snowy day in central North Carolina, but will imagine that instead it's one of our summer heat waves. For several days in a row, the temperature has hit 99 degrees, and someone comments, "Well, this certainly ought to shut those global warming skeptics up!"
Robeson County reduced the workweeks for 367 part-time employees and capped them at 25 hours weekly to avoid higher health insurance costs associated with mandates in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Which picture of North Carolina's recent past is more accurate? I'll call the two alternatives Tar Heel Limbo and Tar Heel Heaven. (And, no, I'm not referring to the fake-class scandal at UNC-Chapel Hill. That's clearly Tar Heel Hell.)
After a measure introduced in last year's legislative session allowing more investors to get in at the early stages of startup companies failed to become law, competing bills have been filed in the current session encouraging entrepreneurs to seek capital through options resembling...
North Carolina's law mandating electric utilities to increase their use of renewable energy sources has caused the loss of nearly 24,000 jobs, $14.4 billion in forgone personal income, and will boost ratepayers' annual bills by $149 million.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, North Carolina added some 11,000 jobs in April and nearly 107,000 jobs over the 12-month period. That's a annual growth rate in payroll employment of 2.6 percent, which exceeds the national and Southeastern averages (each 2.2 percent).
Robeson County reduced the workweeks for 367 part-time employees and capped them at 25 hours weekly to avoid higher health insurance costs associated with mandates in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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