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Capitol Hill is locale for annual N Carolina economic summit

Posted September 12

— Local and state business leaders are gaining some insight about North Carolina's economy and national politics while networking with the state's Capitol Hill delegation and others this week at an annual gathering.

The 20th North Carolina Business and Economic Development Summit was slated for Monday and Tuesday at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

Gov. Pat McCrory planned to deliver remarks at the summit Monday afternoon, followed later in the day by House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the House's Democratic whip.

U.S. Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, former Speaker Newt Gingrich, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California and Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn of South Carolina were on Tuesday's speaker's list.

The event is hosted by North Carolina's congressional delegation.

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