Speaker Moore Named Legislator of the Year by N.C. Economic Development Association

Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) joined Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) on Wednesday to receive the N.C. Economic Development Association’s Legislator of the Year awards.

“Helping businesses in the private sector create jobs remains my number one priority, and as Speaker of the House I focus on economic growth in North Carolina every day,” Moore said.  “Just like Senator Berger, I wouldn’t be here today without the tremendous work of my fellow General Assembly members who are creating an economic climate that works for all citizens in our state.”

“In Cleveland County, we know how important the economic development process is to North Carolina.  Having a good job solves so many problems for families, and our employers can hire from a world-class workforce in our state.”

“I’m proud to accept this award today because it highlights the positive economic impact and success of recent reforms we’ve passed in the North Carolina House of Representatives.”

Recent Economic Success in North Carolina

North Carolina budget surplus now predicted at $550 million. Associated Press

North Carolina has had the country’s fastest growing economy since 2013. Politifact

By G.D.P., North Carolina had fastest growing large economy in the nation. Triangle Business Journal

North Carolina ranks #1 for IT employment growth. North Carolina Technology Association

Growing tax collections trigger corporate rate cut; revenues beat target by more than $300 million. Carolina Journal

North Carolina continues to provide tax relief. Forbes

Tax revenues have increased 6% this year, and the state has a $400 million budget surplus. Wall Street Journal

Raleigh and Charlotte named #2 and #7 in “America’s Top Spots for Tech Jobs.” Forbes

North Carolina improves from #9 to #5 ‘Top State for Business.’ CNBC