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 Contrary to outdated notions, North Carolina’s job creators know that protecting the environment and running a successful business aren’t mutually exclusive.

Considering burdensome regulations cost Americans almost two trillion dollars annually, it comes as no surprise that developing a modernized, streamlined regulatory climate is of increased concern to the business community. That’s why the NC Chamber advocates for smart regulations that take into account the pressures facing stakeholders from all sides of an issue. As we work to improve North Carolina’s regulatory climate to meet the state’s future needs, it is imperative that we strike a smart balance between supporting the growth requirements of job creators and providing commonsense safeguards for a healthy natural environment.