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Governor Pat McCrory announced today that the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 19 grant and loan requests totaling $5,153,475.
New statewide employment data released today reveals that North Carolina has reached a major milestone adding more than 300,000 new jobs since Governor Pat McCrory entered office in 2013
North Carolina is a top 10 state for job creation in 2015, according to analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics by Professor Lee McPheters at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Remember the old tale about a drunken man crawling around under a lamppost? Dating at least as far back as 1924, the joke starts off with a police officer approaching the drunk to ask what he's looking for. In earlier versions of the joke, it's a dollar bill. In later versions, it's a set of car...
Over the past 12 months, the nation as a whole has added nearly three million net new jobs
Governor Pat McCrory discussed the progress North Carolina has experienced in job creation, innovation and public-private sector cooperation as part of a panel of governors at the Milken Institute's 2015 Global Conference held in Los Angeles.
According to a recent High Point University poll, North Carolinians feel better about the direction of the economy than they have in many years. According to just-released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, North Carolinians seem to have a pretty good grasp of what's going on in their jo
Governor Pat McCrory's 2015-2017 biennium budget continues his focus on job creation, education and infrastructure. It also increases help and protection for those that cannot help themselves while maintaining fiscal discipline and increasing government efficiency.
This budget provides $99 million and $107 million respectively in each year of the biennium to support commitments made under NC Competes, programs focused on the recruitment and retention of quality jobs and large-scale capital investment.
Most United States governors have completed their annual State of the State and inauguration speeches, which included the outlines of their education priorities. They covered many trending topics such as the Common Core, early childhood education, and Career Technical Education (CTE), the latter of
Governor Pat McCrory and N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker, along with the Economic Development Partnership of N.C., announced today that 275 new jobs will be coming to Cabarrus County.
Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that HCL Technologies Ltd (HCL), a leading global IT services provider will be expanding its presence in Wake County. The company plans to expand its existing center and create an additional 1,237 jobs in Cary
This observer has occasionally discussed the real-world folly of state economic incentives.
Governor Pat McCrory applauded a new report issued by the Commission on Workforce Development that shows North Carolina can narrow the skills gap by increasing direct collaboration between critical industries and the state's job training programs.
Gov. Pat McCrory and some Republican lawmakers in the General Assembly say they need more "tools" for economic development in North Carolina -- by which they mean targeted tax breaks and corporate subsidies.
Dean Baker is an economist who co-directs a left-wing group in Washington called the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Liberal groups in North Carolina and elsewhere often cite Baker as an authority on the effects of public policy on economic growth.
Despite all the talk of a "war on science" being waged by political conservatives and Republican politicians - to match their supposed wars on women, men, the young, and the old, no doubt - North Carolina now features a shrill and relentless rhetorical war on social science by political...
The small businesses already would be qualified for the 39 percent tax credit, spread out over seven years, on their investments.
It has been said, "No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session." That should be the guiding principle for all legislative sessions: convene, get the work done and go home. I think 2014's short session of the North Carolina General Assembly will be quick and to...
Governor Pat McCrory participated today in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new manufacturing facility for Morinaga America Foods, a leading international confectionary company based in Japan.
A new poll released by the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association shows strong support from North Carolinians for more renewable energy. That's the story.
The N.C. General Assembly's biennial short session opens Wednesday. North Carolina does not have statutory session limits, so the session will last as long as necessary to finish business.
The latest federal employment data for North Carolina support the case that a fiscally conservative approach to state fiscal policy is helping improve the economy's long-term outlook. That's the assessment from John Locke Foundation President John Hood.
And so it begins again. Filing is over, and the 2014 election cycle is off and running. North Carolinians will elect a U.S. senator and 13 U.S. representatives to serve in Washington. We will elect 50 state senators and 120 state representatives to the North Carolina General Assembly.
Did Gov. Pat McCrory and the North Carolina legislature raise taxes on poor and middle-income families to give tax breaks to the wealthy?
For 20 years, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington-based Heritage Foundation have produced international indexes of economic freedom. Countries that adopt fiscal restraint and free trade, protect the rights of contract and property ownership, and avoid excessive taxes or regulations earn...
According to liberal critics of Gov. Pat McCrory and the leadership of the General Assembly, the state should be losing its attraction as a place to do business. Our economy should be suffering from inadequate demand, thanks to state budget cuts. The passage of the marriage amendment and abortion...
For decades North Carolina's tax system has needed a major overhaul. A model of hodgepodge tax policy, it has featured high rates for most taxpayers and special exemptions for the few. It has penalized economic growth and discouraged job creation.
Since Barack Obama took office in 2009 promising to end and reverse the effects of the Great Recession, Republican politicians and conservative critics have relentlessly pointed out how weak the economic recovery has been by historical standards. One popular rhetorical tactic has been to use a...
News flash from the Left: The new legislative leadership is rolling back years of laws made under the old leadership.This is a surprise? Were these folks not paying attention during the election when conservatives promised smaller government with lower taxes, more accountability and...
On Wednesday, Gov. Pat McCrory signed legislation that declines Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Much of the press coverage once again repeated two key claims about the decision: that it leaves some 500,000 uninsured North Carolinians out in the cold, and that it rejects billions...
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