In a statement released Nov. 27, 2012, more than 100 North Carolina businesses have expressed support for sustainability efforts as good for business and NC's economy. Signatories include large corporations like Duke Energy, SAS, and Ingersoll Rand, as well as well-respected local firms like Harrington Bank, Eastern Carolina Organics, and Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants & Hotels.  The statement and complete list of signatories are published below.

Statement of Support

As leaders of businesses big and small in North Carolina, we support the principles of sustainability in our businesses and in North Carolina’s communities. Access to high-quality education, healthy living, outdoor recreation, green space, arts and culture, community diversity, and affordable living are important drivers that bring top-tier employees to North Carolina. Sustainability has helped our state consistently rank as a leader in terms of quality of life and business opportunity.

Sustainable communities—ones that foster economic growth while also protecting social, cultural, and environmental wellbeing—are critically important to us and to our employees. Our organization and its people value opportunities to be engaged in projects that contribute to our communities and to a healthy environment. And we recognize that the next generation of entrepreneurs, business leaders, and employees—today’s young people—care deeply about sustainability in selecting the businesses they want to work for and the communities they want to live in.

We support North Carolina’s efforts to consider sustainability principles in its urban and rural regional planning efforts, to invest in sustainable infrastructure improvements, to develop sustainability education programs in K-12 and higher education, and to encourage sustainable innovation and technology advancement in the private sector.

Signed

Acme-McCrary Corporation
Asheboro, NC

Alicia Ravetto Architect PA
Pittsboro, NC

Anka Funds
Cary, NC

Appalachian Designs
Fairview, NC

Aptus Management, LLC
Carrboro, NC

Architect for Life
Greensboro, NC

Argand Energy Solutions
Charlotte, NC

Asheville Geothermal Inc.
Asheville, NC

Assa Abloy Entrance Systems
Monroe, NC

Belmont Sayre LLC
Durham, NC

Blue Ridge Biofuels
Asheville, NC

Blue Sun Energy
Greensboro, NC

Bonita McDonald Interiors
Winston-Salem, NC

Bridgestone Americas
Nashville, TN

Bronto Software
Durham, NC

Buena Sustainable Communities
Wilmington, NC

Burt's Bees
Durham, NC

Calor Energy
Charlotte, NC

Cane Creek Cycling Components, Inc.
Fletcher, NC

Caravela Coffee, LLC
Chapel Hill, NC

Carolina Green Design
Mebane, NC

Carolina Solar Energy LLC
Durham, NC

Cartridge World Fayetteville NC
Fayetteville, NC

Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center
Chapel Hill, NC

Cherokee
Raleigh, NC

Cimarron Homes
Durham, NC

Clearscapes, PA
Raleigh, NC

Common Ground Green Building Center
Durham, NC

Counter Culture Coffee
Durham, NC

Dicey Mills Inc.
Shelby, NC

DO GOOD Real Estate
Wilmington, NC

DST Manufacturing, LLC
Randleman, NC

Duke Energy
Charlotte, NC

Eastern Carolina Organics
Pittsboro, NC

ECOcyte Sustainable
Carrboro, NC

ECOSUS Sleep System
High Point, NC

ESG Energy
Greensboro, NC

EWP Construction & Consulting Services, LLC
Chapel Hill, NC

FLS Energy
Asheville, NC

Forward Motion Associates, LLC
Carrboro, NC

G and E Advisor
Spring Lake, NC

Green Built Environment
Asheville, NC

Green Planet Catering
Raleigh, NC

Green Plant Fuel
Carrboro, NC

Greenfire Development
Durham, NC

Harrington Bank
Chapel Hill, NC

Hewitt Pottery
Pittsboro, NC

Home Energy Solutions, Inc.
Granite Falls, NC

House of Swank Clothing Company
Raleigh, NC

Ingersoll Rand Corporation
Davidson, NC

Innovative Design
Raleigh, NC

IronOak Innovations
Chapel Hill, NC

Jerry Deakle & Associates, Inc.
Raleigh, NC

Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard
Marshall, NC

King's Daughters Inn, The
Durham, NC

Larry's Beans
Raleigh, NC

Law Offices of Mark S. King
Wilmington, NC

Lee Industries
Newton, NC

Lucas Tax & Energy Consulting
Charlotte, NC

Maersk Line
Charlotte, NC

Manifold Recording
Pittsboro, NC

The Manual Woodworkers and Weavers, Inc.
Hendersonville, NC

Maverick Enterprises
Monroe, NC

McGill Environmental Systems of NC Inc.
Harrells, NC

Merge Records
Durham, NC

Microfibres, Inc.
Winston-Salem, NC

Mid-Atlantic Associates, Inc.
Raleigh, NC

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Taylorsville, NC

MoJo Performance Partners
Raleigh, NC

Mother Earth Brewery
Kinston, NC

Nester Hosiery
Mount Airy, NC

New Belgium Brewery
Asheville, NC

O2 Energies
Cornelius, NC

Olde Heritage Builders
Zebulon, NC

ORARE, Inc.
Siler City, NC

Packard Place
Charlotte, NC

Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee, PA
Raleigh, NC

Piedmont Biofuels
Pittsboro, NC

Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants & Hotels
Greensboro, NC

Rare Earth Builders, Inc.
Canton, NC

Redress Raleigh
Raleigh, NC

The Redwoods Group
Morrisville, NC

Regional Technology Strategies Inc.
Carrboro, NC

Relevance
Durham, NC

ReSourcing Natural Solutions
Durham, NC

Revolution: Bio-Based Lubricants
Durham, NC

RethinkH2O
Chapel Hill, NC

Rocky Top Hospitality
Raleigh, NC

Sanders Ridge Winery & Restaurant
Boonville, NC

Sandhills Farm to Table Cooperative
Whispering Pines, NC

SAS
Cary, NC

Self-Help Credit Union & Ventures Fund
Durham, NC

Seven-Star, Inc.
Asheville, NC

Seventh Generation
Raleigh, NC

SJF Ventures
Durham, NC

Smithfield Packing Company
Smithfield, VA

Smithfield, Kinston Plant
Kinston, NC

SOLARHOT
Morrisville, NC

Soleil Energy Solutions
Greensboro, NC

Sound Pure LLC
Durham, NC

Southern Energy Management
Morrisville, NC

Spotlight Solar
Chapel Hill, NC

Springleaf Strategies
Raleigh, NC

Sundance Power Systems
Weaverville, NC

Sundancer Sustainability Group
Lewisville, NC

Sustainable Industrial Solutions
Durham, NC

Sustainable Southport
Southport, NC

Sustainable Visions Consulting
Charlotte, NC

Triangle eCycling
Durham, NC

Triangle Town Center/CBL Properties
Raleigh, NC

TS Designs
Burlington, NC

Underfoot Engineering
Raleigh, NC

Vimala's Curryblossom Café
Chapel Hill, NC

Waste to Green, LLC
Durham, NC

WasteZero, Inc.
Raleigh, NC

Weaver Cooke Construction
Greensboro, NC

Weaver Street Market
Hillsborough, NC

Whitted Bowers Farm
Cedar Grove, NC

Yes! Solar Solutions
Cary, NC

Zero Waste Today
Raleigh, NC