• Press Release

    Bureaucratic bloat in government helps stunt N.C. job growth

    posted August 20, 2009
    RALEIGH — North Carolina’s continuing struggles with unemployment should remind policymakers that the state’s economy cannot rely on job growth in the government sector. That’s one lesson the John Locke…
  • Press Release

    Cut Spending, Business Execs Tell NC

    posted December 4, 2005
    RALEIGH – Business leaders in North Carolina increasingly think public policy in the state is headed in the wrong direction. That’s according to findings of a newly released survey of…
  • Research Report

    Unsteady Ground: A Survey of North Carolina Business Leaders on Competitiveness, Taxes, and Reform

    posted December 4, 2005 by John Hood, Chad Adams
    A new survey of North Carolina’s most politically active business executives suggests that they disagree with the current direction of public policy in the state. A sample of over 600 respondents from every region of North Carolina answered questions about fiscal policy, education, transportation, tax rates, regulation, and ways to improve economic competitiveness. This report provides data not only from the statewide sample, but also from six regional subgroups: the Research Triangle (RTP), the Piedmont Triad (WNC), the Charlotte area, Northeastern North Carolina, Southeastern North Carolina, and Western North Carolina.

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