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Can Local Governments Require Contractors To Use E-Verify?

August 16, 2011

Sejal Zota is the School of Government Immigration Law Specialist. Community development and other local government agencies in North Carolina occasionally ask whether they can require contractors to use the E-Verify program. E-Verify is a web-based system that allows participating employers to elec … Read more

Local Preferences in Public Contracting, Part 1

September 27, 2010

Eileen Youens is a School of Government faculty member. This is the first in a series of posts on local purchasing preferences. Hard times have come to Emerald City, North Carolina.  People are out of work, no one is buying or building anything, and it doesn’t look like things will get better anytim … Read more

Local Purchasing Preferences as an Economic Development Strategy

March 4, 2010

Jonathan Morgan is a School of Government faculty member. On February 17, 2010 Governor Beverly Perdue signed Executive Order No. 50 that will give North Carolina-based businesses an opportunity to match the lowest bid on state contracts for the purchase of goods.  The order authorizes the Secretary … Read more