For business to flourish in North Carolina, we must keep taxes low, reduce burdensome regulations, build roads better and faster, and ensure an affordable health care system.

Limited Government

The Founding Fathers envisioned a government with limited powers to ensure the people’s freedom. The free enterprise system cannot flourish without an atmosphere of limited government. It is our free enterprise system that creates the businesses that in return create the wealth taxed by government. The growth of government should be balanced with the growth of our economic system. If government outweighs our economic engine, it becomes a burden. Private businesses, not government, should serve as the catalyst for job growth and economic recovery.

Lower Taxes

North Carolina has passed tax reform and has gone from having one of the worst tax environments for business in the Southeast before 2010 to one of the best. North Carolina should have a tax system that serves as an incentive to all businesses and also sends a positive message that North Carolina is a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Less Regulation

The regulatory climate for business becomes more complex every day, producing expensive and time-wasting hurdles for business and stifling job creation and economic growth. Navigating the bureaucratic regulatory maze costs businesses time and money that could better be channeled to creating jobs. Since Real Jobs NC took action, burdensome regulations have been reduced in NC state government.

Reduction of Frivolous Lawsuits

The unnecessary litigation and legal blackmail that currently holds many North Carolina businesses hostage adds costs and prevents many employers from being able to create jobs. Lawsuit reform has begun and will continue to take North Carolina’s business environment in a positive direction.

Union vigilance

With the massive amount of money that unions spend on elections, the monitoring of union activity should be a top priority for a business friendly state. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 2008 (known also as the state employees association of NC) will be a continued force in state public affairs. Laws that the unions are pushing threaten our jobs, especially legislation like the union-backed “card check” legislation.

For business to thrive in North Carolina, Real Jobs NC will maintain a watchful eye on the frivolous lawsuit trial lawyers, big union bosses and radical environmental groups that threaten our state’s economic future.