Advantages Of Membership
Why Should I Join NCCBI?
Because membership is a
sound investment in your company's good economic future. NCCBI has
worked tirelessly to make North Carolina a "good business
state." In just the past five years, NCCBI has successfully
pushed for lower unemployment insurance taxes, reduced workers' comp
premiums, cuts in corporate income taxes, and a package of new
economic development tax credits. The economic benefit of those new
laws are far greater than the amount of dues any member pays.
Because you should do your
part. Even though you're not a member, NCCBI already has helped you
succeed through its work in the General Assembly and regulatory
agencies. Your friends in the business community around the state are
shouldering the costs of operating NCCBI, and it's only fair that
these costs should be spread out at much as possible.
Because you immediately
receive valuable services. For NCCBI members, help with a regulatory
or political problem in state government is just a phone call away.
Members also automatically receive subscriptions to the award-winning
North Carolina monthly business magazine; the weekly Legislative
Bulletin, an insider's look at politics and legislation in the General
Assembly; and the monthly For Members Only bulletin.
What Has NCCBI Done for Me?
that reformed the state workers' comp laws. Before NCCBI acted, rates
had skyrocketed 78 percent in three years. After the law passed, rates
held steady and then began falling.
High Praise From a Strong Leader
Appearing as the luncheon speaker at NCCBI's
1996 Annual Meeting the event at which members from all over North
Carolina gather in Raleigh to impress the business agenda on the
state's political leaders, Gov. James B. Hunt enthusiastically
endorsed NCCBI and its mission.
"I believe the annual
meeting of this organization is the most important meeting held in the
state each year. This organization and we in government have had a
partnership over the years that has made this state a great place to
live," Hunt said.
It was the fourth time
that the governor has addressed the assembly. NCCBI also sponsors an
annual Legislative Conference each year at which members of NCCBI's
nine public policy research committees present their findings and
recommendations to key legislative leaders.