State job recruiting efforts would be more centralized and job recruiters would have financial incentives to land big deals under a proposed reorganization of the Commerce Department.
Gov. Pat McCrory said Monday that he wants to create a nonprofit to handle North Carolina's economic development efforts.
With the exception of paying unemployment claims, state Commerce Department officials are considering how to move job recruitment and retention functions to public-private partnerships.
State Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced Tuesday that former House Speaker Pro Tem Dale Folwell will become her assistant secretary of employment security.
New Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker promises proactive recruiting and a new public-private partnership in her administration.