Jobs in North Carolina

“A workman is worthy of his wages.” The meaning is straightforward. Stating an individual should receive fair compensation for the work the worker contributed.

The definition of a hard-working Americans has changed. North Carolinians had to work the land to provide food for their families and provide a household income. Technology changed the landscape of labor. Our society promotes university degrees and dismisses loyalty and longevity, which are more indicative of a person's work ethic than their ability to study.

However, the best economic research of 2020 suggests that skilled labor is threatened by changes in technology. We must explore ways to transition workers to changes that are inevitable.  Making use of business tax cuts as an incentive to keep local businesses thriving, while attract companies to North Carolina offers favorable conditions that benefits all North Carolinians.  The key is a healthy economy that balances business growth within North Carolina while cultivating a skilled workforce. We should ensure that our laborers are receiving fair compensation, which enables them to achieve and maintain an adequate middleclass-lifestyle sufficient to raise a family and enjoy the benefits of rising incomes.

Minimum Wage

Raising the minimum wage does not solve the problem. Often policy writers (lobbyists and lawyers) are the only ones benefitting from raising the minimum wage and erecting burdensome regulations.. Free-market and capitalism must be encouraged.  When workers become the small business owner they often bring fresh new ideas to the area and our society thrives as a result. The burdens placed on small businesses by unnecessary licensing, restricts expansion the economic benefits of free markets and capitalism.

My knowledge of work and small business is not just theoretical. I began flipping properties over 20 years ago. I started with a small condo. The work was only internal, and I knew the inside of a structure. Identifying the profit margin was the key to success; I developed a reasonable cost variance and proceeded determined to beat the budgets. My opportunities grew, so did my experiences, challenges, and unexpected risks such as dealing with the recession in _’08. I learned the value of flexibility and agility in business.

Since then, I have advanced to assist in building and developing rental buildings. Along my journey, I have learned a vast amount of contractor skills. I have worked and lived in a “man’s world,” working alongside many contractors. I have had to fire a few too.

I've learned from my business experience

These experiences have equipped me to be your next representative of House District 36 by teaching me to be willing to start where I am, with the tools and experiences I have. I know how to obtain quality contracts, hold those accounts accountable, and I am not afraid of severing ties when a deal goes bad. I will work to make sure the bills before me begin with a strong foundational structure. I will endeavor to unclog the bureaucracy of unnecessary red tape on small businesses, blocking the flow of a thriving economy.

North Carolinians are increasingly being recognized as among the best conglomeration of America as a nation. We have the best continuing educational systems within reach, which affords many within our borders the ability to further their education, but for some, it is still unreachable. The pursuit of happiness must be available to all our citizens. I believe we are on our way, but that we can do even better. See my educational opinion.

The equality and rights of persons, according to North Carolina Constitution states; We hold it to be self-evident that all persons are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, the enjoyment of the fruits of their own labor, and the pursuit of happiness.

by Kim Coley


Kim Coley. Candidate for North Carolina House - District 36.