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Removing burdensome red tape and promoting environmental stewardship are not mutually exclusive.

Protecting North Carolina’s environment while ensuring we can continue to grow at the speed of business is a fundamental balance the NC Chamber advocates for daily. There’s no place in the world like North Carolina – and it’s our responsibility to protect and preserve everything that makes our state so special. Contrary to outdated notions, North Carolina’s job creators know that protecting the environment and running a successful business aren’t mutually exclusive.

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Challenges and Solutions

North Carolina job creators are making unprecedented investments to expand their operations, develop, and invest in critical infrastructure to fuel our local communities. Yet investments in manufacturing, energy infrastructure, commercial and residential housing, critical mineral mining and forestry, to transportation projects are all facing permitting delays.

As one of the fastest growing states in the nation, North Carolina must build better. Regulatory delays hurt economic development and our state’s job creators need a predictable permitting process. Regulatory delays hold up projects, new housing supply, and hurt economic development.

The Agenda

  • The NC Chamber advocates for our state’s businesses by supporting legislation that supports reasonable permitting efficiency reform to improve certainty and speed up project development and job creation.
  • View our 2024 Legislative Agenda to learn how the NC Chamber will advocate for a commonsense regulatory climate this legislative session.
  • Learn how the NC Chamber championed issues for North Carolina’s businesses in the 2023 edition of How They Voted.
  • The NC Chamber hosts its annual Environmental Compliance Conference, ensuring that our state’s business leaders have direct access to NCDEQ policy makers and the information that will facilitate a strong compliance strategy.

Join the Effort

Add your voice to the NC Chamber family to strengthen predictability and efficiency in permitting and ward off regulatory delays that impact economic development in North Carolina: Explore membership opportunities with the NC Chamber today.

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