Government Advocacy for Economic Development

NCEDA is the primary voice promoting and supporting the interests of economic development in our state. That includes the responsibility for advocating with elected officials, other state policymakers and key community and business organizations.

Through the Legislative Committee, NCEDA takes a proactive approach to working with the members of the North Carolina General Assembly and others within state government whose actions and decisions impact our state’s business climate and its ability to recruit new employers and help existing ones grow. We work with our partners to advocate for policies, initiatives and programs that promote job creation, encourage investment and result in economic prosperity throughout North Carolina. We also communicate regularly with our members to keep them informed about relevant legislation and other news.


Date: May 23
Location: Raleigh


10 – 11:30 am:  Legislative Briefing (NCDPI Building – 1st Floor Meeting Room)
11:30 am – 5 pm:  Legislative Visits (NC Legislative Buildings)
5:30 – 7:30 pm:  Legislative Reception ($75 registration fee / NC Museum of Natural Sciences)

2018 Economic Development Legislative Priorities

Priority 1 – Technical correction to the public hearing requirements for economic development expenditures by a city or county

Priority 2 – Eliminate the cap and sunset on the Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) to make JDIG a completely viable tool for both rural and urban areas of the state

Priority 3 – Expand funding to the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) and the NC Department of Commerce (NCDOC) for marketing, business recruitment and existing business expansion, and establish a closing incentive fund to help North Carolina compete for high impact economic development projects.

Long-Term Priorities:

– Tier System Revision Effort

– Development of Site Infrastructure Fund

– Cooperative Lobbying Efforts with Complimentary Organizations

JDIG Chart

Who represents me?

List of all bills

How Budget Provisions Would Impact 2018 County Tier Designations & JDIG Cap