Despite nonstop predictions of doom and gloom, North Carolina continues to see robust economic growth and job creation under legi
slative Republican leadership. Here are two examples of that from just this week.
First, the North Carolina Department of Commerce released record
for last year, in spite of many municipalities trying to kill it. Tourism is an important part of our state's economy, and in 2016, visitors to North Carolina spent an unprecedented $22.9 billion, an increase of 4.3 percent from 2015.
Second, North Carolina has been ranked number one for its economic competitiveness by
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for the third year in a row. It wasn't long ago that our state and its private sector economic engine were burdened with the highest taxes in the southeast and one of the worst tax climates in the nation, but under of the leadership of NC Senate Republicans and NC House Republicans, the number of working North Carolinians has soared to historic highs. Thanks to our nationally-recognized tax cuts and tax reform, North Carolina is open for business and companies are taking note.
These facts make one thing clear: businesses and people flock to North Carolina when commonsense reforms reduce the size of government and allow our state to thrive. I am proud you made me a part of this common sense solution.