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The Policy group is led by firm Principals, John Metcalf, Steve Metcalf, and associate, Eric Josey.

Before establishing The Policy Group in 2003, Steve Metcalf served in the North Carolina Senate and as Senior Deputy to the Governor. His considerable experience in both public and private sectors has equipped him with a distinct understanding of the interaction between private industry and government policy. This perspective enables Steve to effectively bridge the gap between governmental processes and business needs, ensuring the optimal alignment of client interests with legislative initiatives.

With a background in public relations and business development, John Metcalf joined The Policy Group in 2010. His role in devising and executing effective legislative strategies, along with his talent in establishing and sustaining strong relationships with legislative members, has significantly enhanced our clients’ representation within the legislative process.

Eric Josey, the newest member of The Policy Group, brings a wealth of hands-on experience from managing his family farm and participating in local government. His background provides him with a deep, personal understanding of the challenges encountered by rural and agricultural communities. His first-hand exposure to these challenges strengthens our team’s ability to empathize with and effectively advocate for the needs of similar communities in our client base.


County and Municipal Government

Non-Profit Advocacy

K-12 Education

State Appropriations


Procurement Laws

Economic Development



Energy Policy


The first and most critical step in our process is to understand our clients’ needs and to identify existing and potential challenges through extensive research.


After collectively researching what issues and goals can be achieved through legislative solutions or other governmental action, we develop and translate those ideas into manageable, realistic state government agendas that are consistent and applicable within the current political structure and climate of the time.


Once legislative actions and administrative solutions have been researched and agendas have been refined, the final step is to develop a comprehensive strategy. This fine-tuned, comprehensive plan will direct short-term and long-term goals designed to achieve results.

Fellowship Hall, Inc


Lyft, Inc

Mockingbird Holdings, LLC

National Council of State Boards of Nursing

North Carolina City Schools Consortium

North Carolina School Counselors

North Carolina Housing Coalition

North Carolina Pork Council

Pearl Institute

Reach Out and Read Carolinas

Skyridge Unlimited

Small Rural Schools Consortium

Town of Boone

Town of Lake Lure

Town of Weaverville

The Policy Group
5 West Hargett St.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

Fax: 866.560.2989