15 Semifinalists Compete for the “Coolest Thing Made in NC” Title

Rich variety of products reflects North Carolina’s diverse manufacturing industry Recently, the NC Chamber announced the 15 semifinalists competing to be named the coolest thing made in North Carolina. Presented by Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., the statewide online contest began with 68 nominees, and after the public submitted 18,000 votes, the top 15 were…

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NC Ranks Among Most Competitive Tax Structure States for Businesses, New White Paper Shows

Major tax reforms helped NC emerge as top business competitor Raleigh, N.C.,—North Carolina now has one of the most broad-based and competitive tax structures for business in the United States, according to a recent Location Matters survey and newly released white paper from the Tax Foundation and KPMG LLP. The Location Matters study, released in May, compared overall tax costs among businesses of…

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North Carolina’s April County and Area Employment Figures Released

Raleigh, N.C. – Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 91 of North Carolina’s counties in April, increased in seven, and remained unchanged in two. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 8.5 percent while Orange County had the lowest at 3.0 percent. All fifteen of the state’s metro areas experienced rate decreases. Among the…

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NC Chamber and TRIP, a National Transportation Research Group, Reveal Findings of North Carolina Transportation by the Numbers Report

Report Spotlights High Costs of Transportation Inaction for North Carolina, Underscoring a Key Priority of the Chamber’s 2021 Legislative Agenda RALEIGH, N.C. – Yesterday, the NC Chamber and TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit, revealed the findings of a new report that shows North Carolina motorists pay about $10.3 billion in unnecessary costs each year from…

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NC Chamber Announces Business Community’s 2021 Legislative Priorities

State Chamber of Commerce Sends Annual Jobs Agenda to General Assembly RALEIGH, N.C. – The NC Chamber today released its list of 2021 legislative priorities, which it will use to guide its advocacy efforts at the North Carolina General Assembly. Before the start of each new legislative session, the Chamber develops a set of legislative priorities…

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NC Chamber Foundation Releases Year in Review: 2020 COVID

New research report examines pandemic’s economic impacts and opportunities for NC RALEIGH, N.C. – Today, the NC Chamber Foundation released Year in Review: 2020 COVID, a reflective research report on the statewide economy during the past year. The publication addresses the demographic, health, and economic effects caused by COVID-19 across our communities, as well as how North Carolina’s…

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