Two counties—Wake and Mecklenburg—send 21 percent of the legislators to Raleigh. After redistricting in 2020, that number will increase. Durham, Greensboro, and the Wilmington metro also will gain legislative seats. Legislators from these centers will have a different agenda, compared to those from smaller communities. Maintaining visibility in the General Assembly will become more important for traditional manufacturers.
May 18: Hosiery and Textiles Day in Legislature