The Voice of Business, Industry & the Professions Since 1942
North Carolina's largest business group proudly serves as the state chamber of commerce


Chair Barry W. Eveland

Welcome to the electronic office of North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry. We are the largest business organization in North Carolina and we serve as the state chamber of commerce. I am the volunteer chair of NCCBI this year, and I hope that the information available at this site will be useful to you, whether you are a member of our organization or a visitor hoping to learn more about the Tar Heel State.

We're not an agency of state government, but you can learn about anything you need to know about North Carolina through links at this site -- everything from how to get a highway map to what economic development tax credits are available to companies that expand here. We also have a search engine to help you locate the best North Carolina companies to do business with, as well as extensive links to other sites with information about the state.

But this site mainly is intended to strengthen communications between NCCBI and the executives at the more than 1,900 companies across the state that are members of the organization. Providing our members with information and resources has been a vital part of NCCBI's mission throughout our 61-year history.

If you would like to learn more about NCCBI, contact our director of membership at

And if you're not a member of NCCBI, we invite you to join us and help us keep North Carolina a "good business state."

Barry Eveland
Research Triangle Park

President Phil Kirk

During the 62 years that NCCBI has served North Carolina, we have relied on a lot of progressive thinking and innovative approaches to make the state a better place to live, work and raise a family. This Web site is yet another example of that innovation, and I hope you find it useful. If you have any comments or suggestions about this site, you can e-mail me at

Business leaders throughout the state see daily how NCCBI is influencing public policy on major tax and regulatory issues in the General Assembly. Our members and staff are committed to continue into the next millennium with responsible government and quality education in North Carolina as our primary objectives. Both are essential for a good economic environment.

I'm most proud of our members' commitment to public education and the drive they have led for many years now to improve our public schools. We are making great strides in education in North Carolina, and the support of business leaders is vital if we are to continue moving ahead.

I encourage you to learn more about the progress we're making in public education in North Carolina, which you can do by visiting our education sites.

Your ideas are welcome. To learn more about NCCBI and what we are doing, please donít hesitate to contact me by e-mail, telephone or just drop our offices in Raleigh. Our goal is to continue and enhance North Carolina as a state that has the best in quality of life, an economic vitality second to none and the finest education systems from kindergarten through post graduate studies.


Phil Kirk
resident, NCCBI


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