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Aligned Business Community Launches North Carolina Business Playbook

The aligned business community is pleased to announce the North Carolina Business Playbook, a commitment and plan of action to protect North Carolina’s status as the number one state in the country to do business.  

North Carolina has risen from the 12th best state for business in 2013 to the number one best state for business two years in a row in 2022 and 2023, according to CNBC rankings.  

Continued success and sustainable growth will require intentionality and leadership.  

Together, the business community and all levels of government must work cooperatively to not only protect our status as a top state for business but also actively pursue opportunities that will advance a strategic regional, national, and global competitive advantage for North Carolina. 

The Business Playbook identifies five key focus areas for advancing the business and legal climate in North Carolina:  

  1. Protect Our Legal Climate 
  2. Maintain Right-to-Work Status 
  3. Keep Taxes Low and Fair 
  4. Prioritize Workforce Development 
  5. Invest in North Carolina’s Infrastructure 

Additional information about the five priorities and North Carolina’s business and legal climate is available at