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North Carolina’s Conservative Reforms and Business

This commentary by Becki Gray, vice president for outreach at the John Locke Foundation, was published in the July 2014 edition of Carolina Journal. By Becki Gray Before an entrepreneur considers whether to expand his business or move to a new location, he typically goes through a checklist that includes most, if not all, of these items: • Cost of living and quality of life • Tax burden • Reasonable regulations, preferably including right-to-work laws • Skilled local work force • Well-maintained roads and bridges, reasonable traffic congestion • Natural beauty, perhaps with easy access to mountains or beaches • Easy access to urban hubs and cultural amenities • Low energy costs Fortunately, any business looking at North Carolina can… View Article

The Foundation’s Criminal Justice Initiative pushed the problems to the forefront, proposed practical solutions, brought in leaders from other states to share examples, and created this nonpartisan opportunity. (At the signing of the 2012 Criminal Justice Reform bill.)

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