State of North Carolina Archives: on Corporations


Pat McCrory: NC Competes: promote long-term job growth in global market

Let's talk about jobs. As you know, the fight for jobs is global, played at the highest level, and the competition is on our heels.

Our plan, "NC Competes," will promote long-term sustainable job growth and capital investment. It will encourage mid and large scale manufacturing, because manufacturing is part of our DNA. It will leverage our university research advantage to attract venture capital and a new generation of entrepreneurs, as well as help retain North Carolina's home-grown talent. This plan is based on a series of guiding principles--principles designed to grow North Carolina while protecting our taxpayers. NC Competes recognizes the importance of economic strength in all regions but emphasizes support to areas of high unemployment. NC Competes will require strong financial safeguards to provide a positive return to state revenues.

Source: State of the State address to 2015 N.C. Legislature Feb 4, 2015

David Rouzer: Let businesses effectively compete in global economy

If we do these things, our country will have a bright future. Our children and grandchildren will be able to enjoy prosperity and security, as well as the professional and personal growth and development that good jobs enable. But, for this to happen, we must have the political courage to act now.
Source: 2014 N.C. House campaign website, DavidRouzer.com Oct 10, 2014

Pat McCrory: Eliminate cumbersome and duplicative regulations

Every extra hoop that government makes a business jump through because of rules and regulations is an added expense for the business, leaving fewer resources for new hiring and other expansion. Right now, small business owners rate North Carolina's regulatory climate among the worst in the nation. North Carolina must do more to eliminate cumbersome and duplicative regulations while streamlining government agencies to make services more responsive to businesses.
Source: N.C. Governor 2012 campaign website, patmccrory.com Nov 6, 2012

Elaine Marshall: When capitalism takes over, we get economic collapse

The forum showed voters distinct messages among the candidates at a time when Americans are grappling with questions about the role of government and regulation following an economic collapse.

Marshall pointed to stronger regulation, saying the mentality on Capitol Hill has been that Wall Street will heal itself and that market forces will take care of things. She said that regulators need more funding, and that businesses have had too cozy of a relationship with the government officials that oversee them. "We've seen what happens when capitalism takes over," said Marshall, a regulator herself as NC's secretary of state.

Burr said government shouldn't be playing a bigger role with a stronger hand but should focus on regulating the products that were overlooked--such as the complex derivatives blamed in the nation's economic collapse--and to make sure the existing regulators are doing their jobs.

Source: Sun-News coverage of 2010 N.C. Senate debate Jun 26, 2010

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