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A balancing act: Growing NC Agriculture to feed the world, build a powerful economy, and strengthen communities.
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Abolish capitalism. End the ownership of private property and the exploitation of workers around the world through a collective ownership of the means of production.
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Access to high-quality education
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Access to lifelong educational opportunities- Equitable and Adequate financing coupled with appropriate use of technology managed by teachers
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Address rural-urban divide -- give rural communities highly trained graduates and a vision for the future.
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Addressing bias in the education system
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Addressing poverty  through mental health services, education, and employment opportunities
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Aging population - the ‘silver tsunami’: NC's population is getting older, faster... question is are we ready?
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Being the Fastest place to go from idea to commercial revenues- but let's be fastest place for creative inventors to birth and mature their idea.   
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Birth to eight alignment - early literacy development
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Boundary Spanning
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Bridging Rural/Urban Communities
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Broadband -  ability to move this state and all of its people and places forward
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Build 2 high quality convention hotels on NC coast.  Keep tourist $ at home, not in SC. Legislature should revise CAMA.
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Build healthy communities for a healthy economy: how to help places we eat, live, work, play & pray facilitate a vibrant society.
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Building intentional community identity
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Certified State Insurance rate model (for commercial and residential properties, correcting bias in rates from west to east that disproportionately penalizes Eastern/Coastal NC).  
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Challenge the next generation, embrace the diversity and intellect in North Carolina
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Change the systems that created poverty in the first place
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Connecting our rural and metropolitan communities, and ensuring rural North Carolina has access to the resources they need to be successful.
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Control physical devices, and machines, using only an internet connection (focused on a new technology)
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Conversation to bridge our divides: urban/rural, race, class, gender, food systems, and economic.
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Cooperation Carolina: a rising tide that lifts all boats (Asset based community economic development)
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Creating a trainable workforce; investments in K-12, our community colleges, our colleges and universities; rebuild and retool our education system.
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Creating resilient communities (Climate adaptation and issues of equity)
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Data ready economy and high-quality data standards
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Day Care: The Next Step to Erasing The Poverty Gap
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Designing and creating a seamless learning system to promote community prosperity, must offer curriculum to explore and engage in innovation and transferrable skills development.
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Develop a highly visible platform of personal and inter-personal initiatives to address the growing (viral) nature of addressing inter play with a anger underpinning.
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Develop a product that contains high concentrations of omega-3s that appeals to the everyday consumer (next big thing)
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Develop and implement a long-term water resources plan
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Developing and nurturing a next generation of leadership
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Econ prosperity = education to family firms for successful succession to the next generation
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Economic opportunities for those coming out of the prison pipeline
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Emerging Leader in Climate Solutions Industry
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Encouragement of the trades in public education
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Ensure that every child in this state has access to high quality education
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Ensure we have enough qualified workforce in the short term and long term by investing in education, cradle to grave
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Equal access to jobs, education and health care no matter where you live or who you are. Raise up a generation of critical thinkers.
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Equipping ALL North Carolinians for 21 century jobs as a strategy to address poverty and enhance economic development
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Expand offshore energy production in the Atlantic, creating 55K jobs, $20B in economic impact, and billions in tax revenue
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Expanding access to high quality Pre-K and full day kindergarten, equipped educators, create a comprehensive, coordinated, pre-K to 3rd grade governance system.
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Figure out something to do with all the counties that have been left behind
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Find ways to get rural areas connected
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Finding political common ground that puts NC first again
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Fix NC’s economy
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Fix the State Health plan liability ($42 billion)  and Pension liability
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Fixing the Social Mobility Engine
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Focus on building communities -- how to have conversations on a local level and strengthen our communities. Economic mobility to enable people to meet the great American dream.
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Focus on STEM education, we need to create a STEM culture throughout the state
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Free community college to all high school graduates who maintain a B or better average
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Full K-12 Education Funding to where it should be (Rep Amos Quick)
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Fully fund transportation system
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Fusing Big Data Insights & Labor Market Dynamics
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Government at the speed of technological advances and 21st century policies.
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Growing NC’s Clean Energy Economy
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Growing North Carolina’s Local Food Economy: Bridging the Urban and Rural Divide
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Having direct, honest conversations about tough issues
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Health Insurance for all North Carolinians that is affordable and comprehensive and accepting of pre-existing conditions.
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Healthy community & healthy economy are connected. Access to food, active places, and healthcare impact physical health & economic strength
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Helping Students Turn Ideas to ACTION in our Universities
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How can we extend the success of urban areas to rural areas -- transportation and asset based development.
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How can we restructure society to support fulfilling jobs in the rise of robotics?
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How do you lift up all boats on the rising tide
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How to adapt to a changing set of circumstance
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How to create density to drive infrastructure investment in rural areas.
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Identify a dedicated problem-solving group to address issues that matter.
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Identify and support community leaders and learn what makes the effective.  
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Immigrant Entrepreneurs Attraction to Accelerate High Growth Venture Formation
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Implement independent redistricting
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Improve access to entrepreneurial systems for everyone -- expand entrepreneurial mindset to existing and startup companies. Improve jobs and skills alignment.
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Improve rural education and local economic development
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Improve transportation infrastructure
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Income equality
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Increase educational attainment, etc. for economic mobility
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Increased educational access for English Language Learners. Leverage the diaspora to act as bridge builders and increase the HS graduation rate
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Increasing and Maintaining Access to Affordable Housing
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Increasing Employee Ownership to Preserve Jobs and Economic Impact: Silver Tsunami small business owners sell businesses to employees
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Inequality (achievement gap, environmental racism, health disparities, etc)
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Infrastructure
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Infrastructure
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Infrastructure
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Integration of man and machine
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Invest in education -- K-12, cc's, universities "Take on strategies to address divide between rural and urban areas."
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Investing in our young children
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Investing in public education (especially in teachers and rural communities); inclusive public policy aimed at our growing NC population
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Job skills
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Jobs of the future. Preparing for the (4th industrial revolution)
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K-12 and higher education reform to be competitive in a new, innovative economy
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Kids reading, parents leading: a robust workforce and an engaged electorate depend on literacy starting at BIRTH
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Lack of urgency when solving our most pressing problems
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Larger, coordinated economies with contiguous states (NC, VA, GA, maybe MD, SC, and/or TN).
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Legalize marijuana and tax it
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Let’s help North Carolina become the most creative state in America
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Leveraging existing capabilities and innovation to bridge new opportunities (Scrabble economics)
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Lifepreneur- launch a statewide campaign to develop, encourage, and re-enforce entrepreneurial characteristics as the grass roots, citizen-by-citizen level
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Local Food and Agriculture: Strengthening Local Economies and Bridging the Rural/Urban Divide
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Make Raleigh-Durham the next Miami for Latin American investors
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Making North Carolina Resourceful
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Mental Health 4 NC
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