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Developed in 2012 with input from NC Chamber members, and put into action under the guidance of the NC Chamber Foundation starting in 2013, North Carolina Vision 2030 focuses on the three key issue areas identified by our members as those most important for our state’s continued economic competitiveness – Education and Talent Supply, Competitive Business Climate, and Infrastructure and Growth Leadership.

Education and Talent Supply

North Carolina must develop and maintain a first-rate, leading talent pipeline by aligning education and workforce development systems that are effective, agile, accountable, flexible, and consistently produce a competitive, diverse, and world-class workforce.

Competitive Business Climate

While North Carolina is appearing near the top of an increasing number of noteworthy business climate rankings, we cannot be complacent as other states are constantly working to be more competitive. North Carolina must continually strive to position its business climate more competitively in order to foster an entrepreneurial climate, attract new investment, and create and retain more good jobs for North Carolinians.

Infrastructure and Growth Leadership

North Carolina must identify ways to continue investing in the development and maintenance of sound physical infrastructure, including transportation (roads, railroads and ports), water and sewer, energy and broadband/advanced communications to meet the demands of population and economic growth.