RALEIGH – In the Old North State we’ve become accustomed to accolades for our mountains, our beaches, and, over the last several years, our business climate. Add one more to the list because Site Selection Magazine just ranked North Carolina the second best state in the country for business.
This comes, in no small part, because of the persistent tax and economic reforms Republicans have passed since 2010. Taxes, regulations, and being a Right-to-work state are in the top 10 criteria for the rankings. Those reforms, in particular, are in danger if Democrats make too much of a dent in the Republican legislative majorities. There is a reason that those top ranked states are, for the most part, those led by conservative principles of liberty and limited government.
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Higher taxes and more regulations; more profligate spending and deteriorating fiscal stability; higher utility costs due to Big Government ‘Climate Change’ policies – All of this is what Democrat leadership would bring to our state, and they would all degrade our business climate.
The freer a state is, the better it is for business. Let’s make sure North Carolina lives up to the ‘First in Freedom’ label, and continue climbing this list.
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