State Steering Committee
State Quick Facts
Former President, Anderson Truck Line
Partner, Bryan Coley Properties
Self-employed Land Broker and Developer
President, Floyd Group
President, Brew Thru Inc.; President, Top Shelf Entertainment Group, Partner Top Shelf Hospitality Group
Co-Owner, Fair Products, Inc.
Owner, Cobb Bay Partners, LLC
Owner, Ross Holmes Group, LLC
Vice President, Hodgin Construction
Owner, ATM USA, Inc.
Owner, Longistics, Inc.
Owner, Robinson Lumber Company
Private Real Estate Developer
John Ashby Ware
President, Ware Financial Partners
Tar Heel State
Gross State Product:
Total Nonfarm Employment:
Roy Cooper (D)
Richard Burr (R),
Support For Local Business
Representative Patrick McHenry (R) “Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, creating more than 70% of all new jobs in the United States.”
(Representative Patrick McHenry, “Small Businesses,” https://mchenry.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=1625)
Representative Virginia Foxx (R) “As a former small business owner, I understand the many challenges small companies face. It can be very difficult — and costly — for small businesses to get up and running. And once they do, they constantly face tough decisions as they try to hire workers, make a payroll, and keep their doors open.”
(Representative Virginia Foxx, “Congress must act to protect local businesses from joint employer scheme,” http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/labor/342357-congress-must-act-to-protect-local-businesses-from-joint-employer. 7/17/17)
Representative Ted Budd (R-NC-13): “ As a small business owner myself, I know the importance of creating an environment where people can grow their business and create more jobs.”
(Representative Ted Budd, “Small Business Endorses Ted Budd for Congress,” Press Release, 10/14/16)
North Carolina’s 871,376 small businesses represent 99.6% of all employers in the state and employ 1.6 million workers.
Women-owned businesses make up 287,000 of North Carolina small businesses.
Veteran-owned businesses make up 86,500 of North Carolina small businesses.
A total of 10,886 companies, which operate internationally, competing in global markets on a daily basis for inputs, capital, and customers, export from North Carolina.
North Carolina exports reached $29.9 billion in 2016, with products and services going to over 212 countries.
Thirteen Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in the Tarheel State.
Sources: Small Business Administration, U.S. Census Quickfacts, Business Roundtable, U.S. Department Of Commerce, Business Roundtable State Data, Fortune 500, FRED Economic Data, Bureau of Labor Statistics