"If state lawmakers approve two new economic development initiatives, North Carolina would improve its ability to boost employment the old-fashioned way: by home-growing jobs through entrepreneurship." and "... the N.C. Providing Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Act (NC PACES), is a crowdfunding bill designed to help start-ups and small businesses raise much-needed early stage capital."
Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2015/02/06/4536562_fashioning-public-policy-to-help.html
In addition, today marks the day that investment crowdfunding has gone mainstream in the financial community. CNBC has just launched a website dedicated to the crowdfunding industry, including several new indexes for tracking developments in various target markets for crowdfunding. This means that investment crowdfunding has now grown large enough and strong enough to be considered a legitimate alternative asset class for investors. Visit the CNBC crowdfunding page here: