Incentives http://wfae.org en Are NC Film Incentives Worth It? Part 2: Running The Numbers http://wfae.org/post/are-nc-film-incentives-worth-it-part-2-running-numbers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The curtain is poised to come crashing down on North Carolina’s film incentive.</span></p><p>Wednesday, the House Finance Committee adopted a plan which would slash the amount a production company could receive, from $20 million to five million.</p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 04:11:10 +0000 Tom Bullock 52741 at http://wfae.org Are NC Film Incentives Worth It? Part 2: Running The Numbers Are NC Film Incentives Worth It? Part 1: How They Work http://wfae.org/post/are-nc-film-incentives-worth-it-part-1-how-they-work <p></p><p>For the past seven years North Carolina has been aggressively trying to lure movie and television shows to film in the state. Their bait? Tax dollars.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since the program began it has been hugely successful.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But the film incentive program is controversial.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Raleigh there is a movement to change the program or let it sunset at the end of this year.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, we take&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">a closer look at the incentives program and proposals to change it. This report looks at how the system works and how much money just one TV show spends in the state.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:35:42 +0000 Tom Bullock 52655 at http://wfae.org Are NC Film Incentives Worth It? Part 1: How They Work Merger Means Charlotte Will Share Chiquita With Dublin http://wfae.org/post/merger-means-charlotte-will-share-chiquita-dublin <p>Chiquita's merger with an Irish produce company will have a minimal impact on the number of jobs the banana giant keeps in Charlotte. The company currently employs about 300 people at its headquarters in uptown.</p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:59:46 +0000 Michael Tomsic 46621 at http://wfae.org Merger Means Charlotte Will Share Chiquita With Dublin Lt. Gov. Makes Bid For Hannity http://wfae.org/post/lt-gov-makes-bid-hannity <p>Usually it’s industries and companies that state politicians want to lure to North Carolina, but Lt. Governor Dan Forest is trying to lure conservative talk radio host Sean Hannity.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:01:31 +0000 Ben Bradford 43916 at http://wfae.org Improving Economy In Lincoln County Means Less State Money To Lure New Companies http://wfae.org/post/improving-economy-lincoln-county-means-less-state-money-lure-new-companies <p>Lincoln County’s economy is improving. Unemployment is down and incomes are up. But, that prosperity also means less state money can go toward luring new jobs.&nbsp;WFAE’s&nbsp;Duncan&nbsp;McFadyen&nbsp;explains.</p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:39:31 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 40950 at http://wfae.org Improving Economy In Lincoln County Means Less State Money To Lure New Companies Carolinas, Other States To Boeing: Oh Oh, Pick Me! http://wfae.org/post/carolinas-other-states-boeing-oh-oh-pick-me <p>“We've got just what you need.”</p><p>That's basically what Boeing is hearing this week from leaders in the Carolinas, Missouri, California and about a dozen other places. They're submitting bids to build Boeing's new 777X airplanes - and win the thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in investment that come with them.</p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:45:48 +0000 Michael Tomsic 40978 at http://wfae.org Carolinas, Other States To Boeing: Oh Oh, Pick Me!