RALEIGH, N.C., March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carolinas AGC (CAGC) recently featured North Carolina GOP gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory at a membership luncheon in Durham. McCrory spoke with dozens of CAGC members (commercial contractors, suppliers and service companies) on the need for a strong infrastructure and manufacturing base, coupled with more intense vocational training to prepare students for solid careers—both of which he said were key to North Carolina's economic recovery.
"I am a firm advocate that government has a role in helping infrastructure, and we ought to have an infrastructure plan for the next 25 years," said McCrory, former Charlotte mayor. "One of government's major goals is education and infrastructure—whether it is building, transportation, water and sewer, or connecting the ports."
Regarding questions from CAGC members, McCrory emphasized that, if elected governor, a top priority would be keeping the state's open-shop business climate intact. He also discussed the environmental and regulatory climate, commenting "If there is a way to build things and save wetlands in a new way, we need to look at that."
McCrory's appearance is part of Carolinas AGC's continuing nonpartisan efforts to educate its members about key legislative and government issues, with similar programs planned for candidates across the state.
Carolinas AGC (CAGC) represents contractors and construction-related firms in North Carolina and South Carolina, and serves as a chapter of AGC of America and ARTBA. Through diverse partnerships, Carolinas AGC effectively innovates and shares knowledge across sectors and generations; advancing the construction industry to enhance the quality of life and deliver a sustainable difference in the Carolinas. Visit us at www.cagc.org.
Contact: Dave Simpson, CAGC NC Building and Government Relations Director, at 919/781-3270, [email protected].