Do Business

Championing YOUR business to prosperity

DO BUSINESS HERE

Building a business can be challenging and lonely. Finding the help, information, and allies you need can be overwhelming and slow the growth of your business. YOUR Union County Chamber can help. We’ve compiled the resources, support and connections you need to make your business thrive. It’s one of the many ways we champion business growth and prosperity.

POPULATION

250,000

TAX RATE

$0.7309

MEDIAN INCOME

$80,033

Workforce Development

Workforce Development - ncIMPACT Initiative aims to increase number of NC students who get post-secondary degrees or certifications

As North Carolina’s economy grows, so do the number of jobs that require high-quality credentials or post secondary degrees. But only 49% of North Carolinians ages 25-44 have completed that level of education.

 

YOUR Union County Chamber is helping to create a thriving community through our work to develop and grow a strong talent pipeline. We’re proud to announce that we are partnering with Wingate University, Union County Public Schools, South Piedmont Community College, and other community groups as part of a grant made possible through The UNC School of Government’s ncIMPACT Initiative and myFutureNC. The collaborative will work to come up with solutions to the education attainment gap in Union and Anson Counties.

 

Visit the ncIMPACT Initiative website to learn more.

Public Policy

Broadband Bill Passes House

House Bill 947The G.R.E.A.T. Broadband Expansion Act

This bill would create and fund the Completing Access to Broadband (CAB) program, a broadband grant program for unserved areas within North Carolina counties. YOUR Chamber hosted Representative Dean Arp at a Public Policy Meeting in April to discuss the bill.  The video is available here for you to learn more. 

Aligning NC State Tax with Federal Tax in regards to Forgiven PPP Funds

House Bill 334 JOBS Grants and Tax Relief

This bill also contains important legislation that will allow for business expenses paid with proceeds from forgiven PPP loans to be deducted on state tax returns, saving millions of dollars for NC small businesses. Once passed into law, business wishing to take advantage of this change will need to file an amended Tax Return. This bill was signed into law by Governor Roy Cooper on 12/6/2021.