NC Commerce Department http://wfae.org en NC Almost Done Privatizing Part Of Commerce Department http://wfae.org/post/nc-almost-done-privatizing-part-commerce-department <p>The North Carolina House and Senate are finalizing significant changes to how the state recruits and retains businesses. The chambers have passed slightly different versions of a bill to privatize part of the state Commerce Department.</p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:43:29 +0000 Michael Tomsic 52775 at http://wfae.org NC Almost Done Privatizing Part Of Commerce Department NC Looks For New Slogan. Wait, What's Our Current Slogan? http://wfae.org/post/nc-looks-new-slogan-wait-whats-our-current-slogan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hey North Carolina, it’s time to get branded. Don’t worry, no hot implements will be used. But branding was big news at a recent meeting of the state’s Economic Development Board.</span></p><p>They want to spend $1.5 million on a new slogan to attract tourists and businesses to our fair state.&nbsp; So WFAE's Tom Bullock decided to peel back the onion on this attempt at sloganeering.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Tom Bullock 50105 at http://wfae.org NC Looks For New Slogan. Wait, What's Our Current Slogan? NC Commerce Privatization Tries To Take Shape http://wfae.org/post/nc-commerce-privatization-tries-take-shape <p>The private board that Governor Pat McCrory wants to take control of recruiting and retaining businesses in North Carolina met for the first time Wednesday. But there’s not too much that board can do until the state legislature gives it more authority.</p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:47:06 +0000 Michael Tomsic 45384 at http://wfae.org NC Commerce Privatization Tries To Take Shape NC Commerce In Process Of Privatizing Job Recruitment http://wfae.org/post/nc-commerce-process-privatizing-job-recruitment <p>The North Carolina Commerce Department is in the process of changing the way it recruits and retains businesses. It's privatizing parts of the public model it currently uses, and it announced Tuesday who the interim CEO of the new, private side will be. But much about the new model is still up in the air, including whether state lawmakers will approve it.</p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 20:30:17 +0000 Michael Tomsic 42535 at http://wfae.org NC Commerce In Process Of Privatizing Job Recruitment