CHARLOTTE, N.C. -– Governor-Elect Pat McCrory spoke to a large crowd at the 2012 Charlotte Chamber annual meeting Tuesday night, promising business leaders a more friendly state government.
“Instead of treating each other like adversaries, why doesn’t government start treating them like customers,” he said.
McCrory told NBC Charlotte that he’s interviewing candidates for top posts in his administration. He hopes to make announcements about hiring cabinet positions in the next two to three weeks. He said that he would rely on people like the business leaders at Tuesday’s meeting to provide insight.
“I also need them to help me identify policy issues and operational issues currently in state government that aren't working," said McCrory.
The former Charlotte mayor ran on a pro-business platform, saying that state government should treat businesses like customers. He’s also focused his message on eliminating red tape and burdensome regulation.
McCrory will be sworn into office on January 5.
“I’ve got some very difficult decisions to make during the next six weeks before I'm sworn into office,” he said.