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We cannot afford to leave North Carolina’s competitive future up to chance, or allow single-issue interests to drive our positions rather than business-led, evidence-based research.

NC Leads is the NC Chamber Foundation’s 5-year strategic plan. Its data-based policy recommendations will advance the NC Chamber’s efforts to secure a thriving future for our state and enhance the quality of life and creation of wealth for all North Carolinians. That is why we are investing in this work.

Education and Talent Supply

Jobs change lives. We can't afford not to lead.

Infrastructure and Growth

Families and businesses rely on infrastructure for their livelihood. We can't afford to stand still.

Business Climate

The business climate impacts where people want to live, work, and create jobs. We can't afford to be complacent.

NC Leads Investors

Investor Alex Lee
Investor Atrium Health
Investor AT&T
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Investor Biltmore Farms
Investor The Biltmore Company
Investor Biogen
Investor Butterball
Investor Charter Communications
Investor Coca-Cola Consolidated Inc.
Investor Comerica Bank
Investor Daughtridge Gas & Oil
Investor Delta Dental of North Carolina
Investor Dominion Energy
Investor Duke Energy
Investor ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc.
Investor Fifth Third Bank
Investor First Citizens Bank
Investor First Horizon
Investor First National Bank
Investor Glen Raven
Investor Grady-White Boats, Inc.
Investor Gregory Poole Equipment Company
Investor Hendrick Automotive
Investor Hendrick Motor Sports
Investor IBM
Investor Labcorp
Investor Lowes
Investor M&F Bank
Investor Martin Marietta
Investor Mt. Olive Pickle Company
Investor NC Electric Cooperatives
Investor North Carolina Railroad
Investor PNC
Investor Reynolds
Investor Shurtape Technologies
Investor Smith Anderson
Investor SteelFab, Inc.
Investor Truist
Investor Truliant Federal Credit Union
Investor Verizon Wireless
Investor Vulcan Materials Company
Investor WakeMed
Investor Wells Fargo

NC Leads Honorary Leadership Council

Allen Gant, Jr.

Glen Raven

Frank Holding, Jr.

First Citizens

Stan Kelly

Piedmont Triad Partnership

Ward Nye

Martin Marietta

NC Leads Campaign Cabinet

Kendal Bowman

Duke Energy

Co-Chair

Derek Steed

Glen Raven

Co-Chair

Joe Brannan

NC Electric Cooperatives

Donald Gintzig

WakeMed Health and Hospitals

Jim Hansen

PNC Bank

Brad Jones

First National Bank

Trey Rabon

AT&T

Charmaine Riggins

Loparex

David Weaver

Truist

NC Leads Five Year Strategic Plan

Help us invest in the next 5 years