Editorial: Machelle Sanders fits bill to lead NC Commerce, grow state’s economy

Editorial: Machelle Sanders fits bill to lead NC Commerce, grow state’s economy

WRAL (Editorial)

2/17/21

Machelle Sanders was named Secretary of Commerce by Governor Cooper as of February 15. A WRAL Editorial suggests that “the General Assembly should speedily confirm Cooper’s appointment” and outlines Sanders’ history of top leadership in the biotechnology field and her experience heading the state’s Department of Administration for the last four years. Chris Chung, Scott Levitan, and Douglas Edgerton offer vocal support of her appointment. “The General Assembly needs to move quickly to voice its strong backing of Sanders’ appointment – sending a united signal to current, expanding and new businesses – that North Carolina is THE place to grow and prosper,” the editorial concludes.

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