Roads, bridges, ports, and railways have long been the backbone of North Carolina’s agricultural and industrial economy. Today, fiber optic cables and broadband access join that list of vital connections in a fast-changing economy. Every region of the state deserves the chance to compete and thrive, and that means fast and efficient connections online and on the ground.

North Carolina grew and prospered in the 20th century because of far-sighted investments in the basic infrastructure needed to move goods and people. The same has to be true for the ideas and information that will define our 21st century economy. More efficient roads, more usable transit, and more advanced internet connectivity will make North Carolina an easier place to do business and a better place to call home.