Thursday, May 30, 2013

North Carolina is a Great State for Business, NC JOBS Act Makes it Better

The NC JOBS Act enables a new way to finance start-ups and small business in North Carolina using investment crowdfunding. North Carolina is already a great place to start and grow a business, and NC JOBS will make it even better. North Carolina is the 10th largest state by population and the 10th largest state by GDP. Recently both CNBC.com and Forbes.com put together their own lists of Best States for Business in 2012, and included a variety of factors such as cost of doing business, quality of life, workforce, technology innovation and more. North Carolina ranked 4th in the nation in the CNBC list and also ranked 4th in the Forbes list.

North Carolina is a great place to start and grow a business, and the NC JOBS Act will make that even better by enabling a safe and fair way for more North Carolina entrepreneurs to finance their business.

Support the North Carolina JOBS Act:
If you have any questions or comments, please email the JOBS NC Crowdfunding Team at jobsnc@nc.rr.com or contact Representative Murry’s office at murryla@ncleg.net.

More Analysis of the NC JOBS Act

Prominent national crowdfunding and legal expert William Carleton continues to track and analyze the NC JOBS Act. His latest post is called North Carolina Iterates Investment Crowdfunding Bill.

Support the North Carolina JOBS Act

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

NC JOBS Act Passes House Commerce Committee

The NC JOBS Act achieved its first major milestone today when it was passed by the North Carolina House Commerce and Jobs Committee with a near unanimous vote. The next step is a review by the Finance Committee of the House.

Support the North Carolina JOBS Act:
If you have any questions or comments, please email the JOBS NC Crowdfunding Team at jobsnc@nc.rr.com or contact Representative Murry’s office at murryla@ncleg.net.


Thursday, May 2, 2013

"One State is Leading in Investment Crowdfunding: North Carolina!" David Drake post on Forbes.com

Noted investment crowdfunding industry executive David Drake posted a column on Forbes.com in support of the North Carolina JOBS Act. His post is titled "One State is Leading in Investment Crowdfunding: Guess Which One?" His answer: North Carolina. David is the Founder and Chairman of New York private equity firm LDJ Capital and is the also the Founder and Chairman of TheSohoLoft.com, a global financial media and events company that covers investment crowdfunding.


Support the North Carolina JOBS Act:
If you have any questions or comments, please email the JOBS NC Crowdfunding Team at jobsnc@nc.rr.com or contact Representative Murry’s office at murryla@ncleg.net.



Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Congressman Patrick McHenry Supports the NC JOBS Act

Congressman Patrick McHenry is an innovative leader and respected investment crowdfunding expert who represents the 10th Congressional District in western North Carolina. Congressman McHenry was the original and lead sponsor of the federal JOBS Act which received biparisan support and was signed into law by the President last year. He expressed his support for the North Carolina JOBS Act on a facebook post on April 30th.

The Congressman wrote:

"New crowdfunding legislation will pave the way for startups and entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and fuel job creation around the country. While the SEC has delayed implementation of crowdfunding rules at the federal level, I applaud North Carolina leaders such as Tom Murry for taking the initiative of offering crowdfunding across the state. From small craft breweries in Asheville to high-tech startups in RTP, crowdfunding offers a new source of capital to entrepreneurs chasing the American Dream."




Support the North Carolina JOBS Act:
If you have any questions or comments, please email the JOBS NC Crowdfunding Team at jobsnc@nc.rr.com or contact Representative Murry’s office at murryla@ncleg.net.