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 four 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, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 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 attract new investment and create and retain more good jobs for North Carolinians.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
North Carolina must consistently foster innovation and entrepreneurship that leads to capital formation, investment, employment and good jobs. Creating the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship necessary to be a world-class jobs leader will require a high degree of economic freedom with minimum government interference and regulation.
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.