Raleigh, N.C. – A proposed constitutional amendment to strengthen protections for working North Carolinians against forced unionization passed the House of Representatives by a 75-44 vote on Tuesday. Continue reading “Constitutional Amendment Protecting Right to Work Approved by House”
Raleigh, N.C. – Students in North Carolina public high schools and middle schools could take computer coding as a course elective under legislation approved by the state House of Representatives on Tuesday. Continue reading “Computer Coding as Course Elective Approved by North Carolina House”
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina will maintain bipartisan oversight of campaign finance, lobbying and ethics investigations following a successful veto override of Gov. Roy Cooper by the state House of Representatives on Senate Bill 68 Bipartisan Board of Elections and Ethics Enforce.
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina has attracted at least eight major jobs announcements so far this month, six of them in rural parts of the state: Continue reading “Rural Regions Lead April Jobs Announcements in North Carolina”
Raleigh, N.C. – The state House of Representatives passed House Bill 646 ApprenticeshipNC on Monday by a 111-6 vote, addressing a growing demand for skilled workers to help place North Carolina students into high-paying jobs.
Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina’s unemployment rate fell .2 percentage points to 4.9 percent in March, as the state added 111,111 working people since March 2016. Continue reading “Unemployment Drops in North Carolina, State Adds 111,111 Jobs Over Year”
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Speaker and Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger responded Friday to Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 68 Bipartisan Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement and House Bill 239 Reduce Court of Appeals to 12 Judges.
Newton, N.C. – Following its announcement of a $67 million manufacturing expansion in Catawba County this February, Corning, Inc. (NYSE:GLW) reached a billion-dollar deal this week to supply the type of optical cable and network infrastructure it will produce to Verizon, Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Continue reading “Catawba Manufacturer and Verizon Reach Billion Dollar Deal”
Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House of Representatives passed House Bill 68 BRIGHT Futures Act on Thursday by a 109-8 vote, approving legislation to connect rural residents of the state to broadband services and help underserved regions attract economic development opportunities of the 21st century. Continue reading “BRIGHT Futures Jobs Bill Passes House to Expand Digital Infrastructure in Rural NC”
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina has set records for hotel occupancy and revenue while leading the United States in IT employment growth, according to recent industry reports and job announcements that show the state continues to undergo rapid economic growth. Continue reading “Hotel and Tech Jobs Growth Top Era of Economic Success in North Carolina”