The Republican Controlled State Legislature has worked hard to create an environment for the economy for North Carolina to grow and prosper. We have made tremendous strides to revive our economy since we took over in 2011.
I am proud to say we have accomplished the following: North Carolina is named first in the nation for business by Forbes Magazine North Carolina has the second lowest business costs in the nation – Forbes Magazine North Carolina ranks ninth for small business job growth in the nation for 2017
North Carolina is ranked 7 th in the nation for small business wages growth in 2017 North Carolina had the fourth fastest household income in 2016 according to the U.S. census bearu. North Carolina is ranked 1 st in the country for starting a business.
North Carolina’s unemployment rate is at 4.1%
Since 2011, 519,600 new jobs have been created in North Carolina
North Carolina has $1.8B in rainy-day reserves, $500M in Medicaid reserves, and $400M in credit balance