From the Triangle Business Journal: There will be no sharing of Site Selection magazine’s Prosperity Cup title this year. In its May issue, released Thursday, North Carolina took first place for the 2017 award. Formerly known as the Top Competitive State award, North Carolina had tied with Texas for the top spot in 2016 after having […]
50 million tourists spent $23 billion in North Carolina last year, an all-time high, according to a new report by the U.S. Travel Association. These tourism dollars supported 45,000 small businesses, 218,340 jobs, and generated $3.6 billion in taxes. And much of that spending was undoubtedly linked to outdoor recreation; figures also released today by the Outdoor Industry Association show that in 2016, outdoor […]
House passes right-to-work constitutional amendment State Rep. Justin Burr, R-Stanly, characterized North Carolinians’ right to work as a freedom so cherished that it was vital to strengthen it from a state law to inclusion in the state constitution. By a 75-44 vote Tuesday night, House Bill 819 passed on a party line vote, with the […]
Breaking a 140-year streak of one-party rule in North Carolina, in 2011 Republicans gained the majority in both chambers of the state legislature. And they went right to work implementing a whole host of pro-growth reforms which have powered an economic recovery that’s the envy of the nation. Since 2011, North Carolinians have enjoyed more […]
North Carolina’s economy continues to recover and grow at a faster and stronger rate than others in our region and in the nation as whole. NC is a national model in reforms that work. Since 2013, 300,000 net new jobs, unemployment rate cut in half, incomes up. Today’s news from the US Census about US […]
[youtube_sc url=”https://youtu.be/as4S0Ae-CWc” width=”580″ modestbranding=”1″ autohide=”1″ fs=”1″ border=”1″ hd=”1″] The latest economic figures for North Carolina are in. Lt. Governor Dan Forest shares the great news with you since the media neglects to report the positive numbers.
From WRAL: Report: NC economy surges ‘very strong’ 3.4% RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s economy is surging with an index of data climbing to its highest point in two years, says NCSU economist Dr. Michael Walden. The economy’s improvement is reflected in the state’s jobless rate, which fell to 5.4 percent in April. That’s the lowest […]
[youtube_sc url=”https://youtu.be/P9ga3ELIUDA” width=”580″ modestbranding=”1″ autohide=”1″ fs=”1″ border=”1″ hd=”1″] Although it’s still too early to tell what effects last year’s welfare reform initiative will have on North Carolina, similar policies put in place by the state of Maine in 2014 have already proved to be extremely successful in breaking the chains of poverty in the Pine Tree State. In July 2014, Republican Governor […]