Economic Growth

  1. Growth program for small to mid-sized privately-held rural manufacturing businesses 
  2. Rapid deployment of startup, incubator, entrepreneurial, certification (e.g., Medical Asst) and apprenticeship (e.g., construction, utility, specialty) programs throughout community college system
  3. Lessen regulations and lower corporate taxes 
  4. Introduce new Startup Angel Funds for high industry subject matter concentration
  5. Reverse the draining “under 18/over 65” population trend
  6. Incent BioTech, AgriTech, LifeScience and other new age industries 
  7. Lobby federal funding for NC-based Economic Empowerment Zones (doctrine of re-patrioted money of Tax Act) for industries impacted by outsourcing (e.g., apparel, furniture, farming)