Welcome to the
Charlotte Economics Club

The Charlotte Economics Club’s mission is to provide leadership in the use and understanding of economic information and industry trends that affect our region’s economic growth.

  • November 7, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Speaker

  • Jason Saine
    Representative Jason Saine represents the 97th House District which encompasses Lincoln County, NC. Rep. Saine is serving his third full term in the North Carolina House after being appointed in 2011. He was recognized by the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research as the fifth most effective of the 120 members of the NC House. In 2017 he was recognized by the NC Free Enterprise Foundation as the Most Business Friendly Member of the House. Rep. Saine was appointed by Speaker Tim Moore to serve as Senior Chairman for the House Finance Committee. The Finance Committee is responsible for tax and fiscal policy, and in that role Chairman Saine has passed over a billion dollars in tax decreases for working families in North Carolina. Rep. Saine also serves as the Chairman of the American Legislative Exchange Council. In this role he works with legislators across the United States to support model policies that advance limited government, free markets, and federalism. ALEC is a forum for stakeholders to exchange ideas and develop real, state-based solutions to encourage growth, preserve economic security and protect hardworking taxpayers. ALEC’s membership includes over one quarter of all state legislators in the country. In 2013 Saine was appointed by Speaker Thom Tillis to serve as the first ever House Appropriations Chairman of Information Technology. In that role, he oversees roughly $1.6 billion in technology spending for the state of North Carolina. He was reappointed to continue in that role in by Speaker Moore in 2015. He is married to Kathryn Saine, who is a Director of the Lincoln County Senior Center. They have one son, Jackson, who is in fifth grade at Lincoln Charter School.