HAVELOCK, NC (New Bern Sun Journal) Gov. Roy Cooper shook hands with officials and chatted with high-tech engineering and high school students during a visit Thursday to the Havelock campus of Craven Community College.
Of course, he had some serious business as well, pushing a $60 million jobs plan which he believes the Republican-led General Assembly should get behind.
“If we would both listen to the business community, we would both be investing in education and workforce training because that’s the No. 1 thing that businesses want,” Cooper told reporters on Thursday. “It’s even more important to them right now than taxes or incentives. They tell me constantly that they have good-paying jobs, but they’re having a hard time filling them, so investment in education and workforce is something that should be bipartisan, and I hope it will be.”