The closest that members came to consensus was that both Washington and Raleigh are moving in the “wrong direction” on laws, regulations, taxation and other government oversight of business. On a 10-point rating scale of right-to-wrong direction, the state, at 6.4, fared slightly better than its federal counterpart at 7.9.
When it came to the top three concerns on the federal front affecting business and industry, members said healthcare, taxes and regulations/ government waste topped the list.
The top three concerns on the state front were jobs/economic development, education and taxes, with healthcare a close fourth among the priorities.
There was even less agreement among members on one thing the state could for their business to help them create jobs.