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NC Chamber Names Senator Edwards A 2019 “Jobs Champion”

Edward’s Pro-Jobs Voting Record Recognized in State Chamber of Commerce Report

RALEIGH, N.C. – This week, the NC Chamber recognized Senator Chuck Edwards (R-Henderson) as a 2019 “Jobs Champion” in their annual How They Voted report. The report details lawmakers’ voting records on key bills identified as critical to preserving and enhancing a favorable climate for business and job creation in North Carolina.

Senator Edwards earned the recognition thanks to a 94% voting record based on pro-growth and pro-jobs.

North Carolina has become one of the fastest-growing economies and best states for business. Our state consistently ranks at the top for the best economy in the nation because of our business climate and tax policies. Our commitment to increase take-home pay for working people and attracting investments in our workforce continues to draw rapid population growth and cutting-edge industries to North Carolina,” said Sen. Edwards. “As a small businessman myself, I am proud to receive this high endorsement by the NC Chamber of Commerce.” Edwards went on to say.

The NC Chamber is a non-partisan business advocacy group focusing on economic growth and job creation.

“Transcending politics, this publication is a straightforward tally of who showed up when given the opportunity to improve our state’s competitive footing and create jobs in our communities,” NC Chamber President and CEO Gary Salamido wrote in the Chamber’s annual How They Voted publication.

“The 2019 legislative session saw a number of successes for North Carolina’s job creators and communities, and we are grateful for Senator Edwards’ leadership in promoting pro-growth policies,” said Ray Starling, general counsel at the NC Chamber. “We appreciate that Senator Edwards stood up for the ideas that will fuel our state’s competitive business climate and grow our world-class workforce, and we look forward to continuing to work with him in the future.”

This year’s “Jobs Champion” voting record was calculated using votes on 38 bills, including 25 pro-jobs bills and 13 anti-jobs bills. A legislator with a voting record above 80% is considered a “Jobs Champion.”