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NC Chamber to Host Press Conference on No. 1 Priority of the Jobs Agenda

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North Carolina Business Leaders to Address State Transportation Crisis

WHAT: North Carolina’s transportation infrastructure is one of our state’s most important assets, touching every North Carolina citizen in one way or another through its impact on safety, quality of life, economic development and daily commerce. The NC Chamber is hosting a press conference to address the urgent need for a sustainable, long-term funding source to ensure the safety and efficiency of our roads and bridges.

The NC Chamber will be joined by members of the Coalition for a Prosperous Future, a statewide group of businesses, local chambers and allied organizations that support comprehensive, forward-thinking solutions to North Carolina’s transportation funding crisis.

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m.

WHERE: Hyatt Place Raleigh West | Meeting Room 2 | 710 Corporate Center Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607

WHO: North Carolina’s Transportation Crisis
Lew Ebert, president and CEO, North Carolina Chamber

Transportation Impact on Economic Development and Small Businesses
Kit Cramer, president and CEO, Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce

Transportation and Statewide Logistics
Charles Edwards, executive director, North Carolina Center for Global Logistics

The Impact of Transportation on a North Carolina Business
Jerry Cook, vice president government and trade relations, Hanesbrands

To reserve your space, please R.S.V.P. to or call 919-836-1422.

For more information on the Coalition for a Prosperous Future, including a full list of its members, visit

Coalition for a Prosperous Future

Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce
American Airlines
American Council of Engineering Companies
American Society of Civil Engineers – North Carolina Section
American Society of Highway Engineers
Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce
Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce
Carolinas AGC
Carolinas Asphalt Pavement Association
Carolinas Concrete Pipe & Products Association
Cary Chamber of Commerce
Chambers of Commerce of NC East Alliance
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Cook Medical
Deere-Hitachi Construction Machinery Corp
Fayetteville Regional Chamber of Commerce
Gaston County Chamber of Commerce
Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
Greensboro Partnership
Greenville-Pitt Chamber of Commerce
Havelock Chamber of Commerce
High Point Chamber of Commerce
Highway 17 Association
John Deere
Kinston-Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce
Mack Trucks
Moore County Chamber of Commerce

National Federation of Independent Business – North Carolina
New Hanover County Airport Authority/Wilmington International Airport
North Carolina Aggregates Association
North Carolina Association of County Commissioners
North Carolina Economic Developers Association
North Carolina Association of REALTORS®
North Carolina Center for Global Logistics
North Carolina Chamber
North Carolina Farm Bureau
North Carolina Forestry Association
North Carolina League of Municipalities
North Carolina Metropolitan Mayors Coalition
North Carolina Poultry Federation
North Carolina Society of Surveyors
North Carolina League of Transportation and Logistics
North Carolina Railroad Company
North Carolina Section Institute of Transportation Engineers
Professional Engineers of North Carolina
Regional Transportation Alliance
Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce
Rowan County Chamber of Commerce
Sepi Engineering and Construction
Volvo Trucks
Wayne County Chamber of Commerce
Wilkes Chamber of Commerce
Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce