In 1999, Gastonia native Joe Alala II raised $30 million for his first investment fund. Since then, his various companies organized as Capitala Group have invested more than $1.4 billion in small [...]
Lest anyone doubt North Carolina is business friendly, the NC Chamber’s fifth annual scorecard on lawmakers’ voting patterns shows who is in charge. Of the N.C. General Assembly’s 170 lawmakers — [...]
Gov. Roy Cooper asked business leaders to oppose a state budget he deemed "fiscally irresponsble." Few heeded his call.