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WE’RE IN…

The State Senate budget proposal includes $300,000 to upgrade training services offered by the Manufacturing Solutions Center and the Textile Technology Center. The Senate debated its budget last Thursday, a day after textiles and hosiery executives visited leaders in both … Continue reading

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WHO SAID CONSERVATIVE MEANS DULL?

North Carolina‚Äôs Republican-dominated General Assembly is pushing full steam ahead with an agenda embraced by conservatives. But boring, it is not. Both the House and the Senate have pushed through bills that have major consequences for the business community. But … Continue reading

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HEALTHY DEBATE?

The selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as the GOP candidate for vice president was supposed to have signaled a healthy dialogue in the presidential candidate. A legitimate debate over the role federal government should play in restoring the health of … Continue reading

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ARE WE BUSINESS-FRIENDLY?

North Carolina consistently over the past two decades has been cited as a top state in which to do business. This month CNBC ranked us fourth (Texas with no income tax is first). Site Selection magazine has us second. But … Continue reading

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A VICTORY FOR CENTERS

The N.C. House of Representatives this week concurred with a Senate bill that will save the Textile Technology Center and the Manufacturing Solutions Center thousands of dollars. The legislation removes the requirement that state-supported centers providing research and testing services … Continue reading

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We wish you a prosperous New Year

Dear Friend in manufacturing: We wish you a prosperous New Year. Trends in early 2012 indicate a slow economic recovery during the next 12 months with increased demand for consumer products made in America. We at the Hosiery and Textiles … Continue reading

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Dear Friend in manufacturing:

We take this opportunity to wish you and your associates a joyous season of cheer, hope, and happiness. An interlude from the tensions of our professional schedules also renews us for the hurdles we will confront in the future. We … Continue reading

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MIXED PICTURE FOR SPECIAL SESSION

Representatives and senators in the North Carolina General Assembly are back in Raleigh Sept.12-15 to deal with unfinished business. Not about jobs. No bills on the table dealing with the business climate. The pressing issue is same-sex marriage. North Carolina … Continue reading

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TIME TO BE HEARD

The Joint-House-Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education will held public hearings Monday, March 7, for input on budget deliberations. The session will begin at 4 p.m. in Room 544 of the Legislative Office Building and we welcome industry people to attend. … Continue reading

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REPUBLICANS: ‘WE HAVE A ROADMAP’

Republicans, fulfilling a promise in the last elections, have demonstrated business-like efficiency in development of a business plan for the 2011 General Assembly. This week, the leadership handed out calendars for the House and Senate Appropriations process. And so far, … Continue reading

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