“The private dollars that freight railroads pour into their infrastructure are a force multiplier for North Carolina’s economy—supporting the health of the rail infrastructure that connects businesses in our state and across the country to our ports and beyond. At the local level, the benefits of rail dollars are clear: more jobs and increased economic development.”

Paul Meyer began his service at the League as Chief Legislative Counsel in 2009 and later served as Director of governmental affairs. He was named Executive Director in 2013. Meyer brings more than 15 years of experience working on local government legislative and legal issues.

Before joining the League, Meyer spent more than a decade advocating for county governments as a lobbyist for the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. He has also worked in private law practice and in the commercial insurance field. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University and earned a law degree from Campbell University School of Law.

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