Governor Beverly Perdue made her way to Eastern Carolina Monday to meet with business representatives to hear concerns they may have about regulations.
The governor told those attending the roundtable at ECU not to hold back their concerns. "I thought it was really helpful I hope that we'll get a lot of written or email comments. I think the fact that the secretaries traveled with me helps people understand that we're quite serious about trying to seek out regulation reform and do something about it."
Discussions touched on a variety of different topics-from Medicaid to regulations surrounding road construction. Owen Burney, who owns a construction company, came with contracting concerns. He says he's pleased with the governor's attempt to provide attention to small business. "We think by us participating in this discussion today that we'll at least get our points on the table so the governor knows that they are legitimate concerns and legitimate things that small businesses need that other businesses might not need."
The governor provided a website for small business owners to express their concerns. You can click on the link below to get to that site.