• Our Voice

    Decisions made by government officials and elected leaders have consequences for your business. "Our Voice" is your quick guide for navigating the legislative lay of the land - from local land use policies and regional economic development to state elections and the economy.
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    Katie Loovis
    Friday, July 12, 2019
    Orange County secured 400+ new jobs and a nearly $40 million investment from Swiss industrial company, ABB, as it expands its Mebane facility. The new positions include engineers, project managers, and production personnel, and the average salary for all new positions could reach up to $70,789 (current average wage in Orange County is $46,112). Learn more... Read more
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    Katie Loovis
    Wednesday, July 10, 2019
    This blog captures a succinct summary of the 2019 Economic Development Forum with links to presentations and videos on more than 12 different properties, districts, and jurisdictions. Read more
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    Katie Loovis
    Wednesday, June 26, 2019
    Short-term rentals (STRs) like Airbnb are a new and rapidly growing phenomenon. On any given night in Greater Chapel Hill, there are roughly 300 available, they are on-track to pull-in $8 million this year, and are on-fire with rapid, 40% year-over-year growth. But are they even allowed in Chapel Hill? What are the current rules and will there be new rules in the future? The Chamber's VP, Katie Loovis, breaks it down for you... Read more
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    Katie Loovis
    Thursday, March 14, 2019
    Short-term rentals (STR) have taken off nationally and exploding right here in our community, with Airbnb leading the pack. But are these rentals even allowed in Chapel Hill and Carrboro? Read to find the answer. Read more
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    Katie Loovis
    Friday, March 8, 2019
    Now is the time to sign up to serve on a local advisory board or commission. We need more local business leaders like you involved in community decision-making. Read more
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    Katie Loovis, VP, External Affairs, The Chamber
    Thursday, February 21, 2019
    A first and only “Opportunity Zone” in Chapel Hill is attracting substantial investment for its tax benefits. Learn more... Read more
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    Katie Loovis
    Monday, November 12, 2018
    This morning, the @CarolinaChamber convened a meeting with OWASA leadership and local health department and emergency management professionals to discuss what happened with last week’s water emergency and hear feedback from the business community. A candid and constructive conversation unfolded. Click through to read the summary. Read more
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    Katie Loovis
    Wednesday, November 7, 2018
    Election Results: Orange and Chatham County Incumbents swept the 2018 general election, the Chapel Hill Affordable Housing Bond was approved, and four of the six constitutional amendments passed. Read more
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    Katie Loovis
    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    Did your business or nonprofit organization experience property damage or lost revenue from Hurricane Florence - including losses from the cancelled UNC football game on Sept 15th? If so, you could be eligible for federal government disaster assistance, including unsecured, low-interest loans with no payment for the first year. Read more
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    Katie Loovis
    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    Chapel Hill voters will have an Affordable Housing Bond Referendum on their ballot. The Chamber’s Board of Directors unanimously endorsed this bond and our Treasurer, Robert Dowling, shares why. Read more
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