Needed Relief for Small Business

This week, the North Carolina House of Representatives Finance committee recommended two COVID-19-related bills (H.B. 1034 and H.B. 1039) which focus on small-business loans. Other benefits of the bills include easing unemployment-claim requirements and waiving tax-filing deadlines.

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Up on the Farm

For the first time, the Agriculture and Sector has surpassed $100 billion in its contribution to North Carolina’s $662 billion Gross State Product, the state analog of the nation’s This according to North Carolina State University economist Professor Emeritus Mike Walden, who has been compiling and reporting these numbers every year since the 1980s. The latest figure of $103.2 billion is

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Down to the Market

There are few things more delightful than a Saturday morning amble through the rows of tables at the local farmers market. It’s especially true in the fall, with the crisp clear skies of Carolina blue warmed by a cozy sweater and the aroma of coffee wafting through the season’s bounty. While we’re still a ways away from sweater weather, U.S.

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Fast Car

VinFast will break ground on North Carolina’s first automobile production plant this Friday. As we first reported back in March of last year, the Vietnamese electric car maker will spend $4 billion on the massive Chatham County project, its first in North America. The company says it will create 7,500 new high-paying jobs in the next five years and produce

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Still the One

North Carolina has been hailed once again as America’s Top State for Business by CNBC. This year’s Number One spot follows 2022’s first place win and a string of top-ten placements for all but one of the past 12 years. Fiscally conservative, pro-business and pro-growth reformers have led the General Assembly since 2011. “With a world-class workforce and a booming

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