On Tuesday, February 21, 2012, the Chambers of Commerce of North Carolina’s Eastern Region met with the Eastern Region’s Legislative Delegation to present their fiscal year 2012-2013 legislative agenda.
The CCNCER is a coalition of Chamber executives and business leaders from the 13 counties that comprise North Carolinaâs Eastern Region. These leaders work to foster a spirit of regionalism, to advocate on behalf of the regionâs businesses, and to support and leverage business and community opportunities in innovative ways among the chambers in the region. The goal is to create a business climate that benefits both the people of the Region and the organizations that do business here.
Among the legislation the CCNCER hopes to enact is: opposition of changes to the current NCDOT Equity Formula, and in turn, support of acceleration of schedules and funding for other highway upgrade projects; exemption of active duty military personnel and their dependents from new regulations and laws regarding vehicle registration; elimination of the requirement for new pre-payment thresholds and pre-payment of sales tax; and to grandfather in lots sold prior to recent regulations requiring 50-foot buffer restrictions.
A full explanation of the legislation along with contact information for Leonard Kulik, Senior VP of North Carolina’s Eastern Region, may be found below.