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7:52 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Report Finds NC Incentive Program 'Fails'

The NC Justice Center's report "Picking Losers" says the state's main economic development incentive program is ineffective. This chart from the report shows the percent of projects terminated by county.
Credit NC Justice Center

Governor Pat McCrory wants lawmakers to give his administration more money to lure businesses to the state. The state’s main fund, the Job Development Investment Grant program, is nearly out of money. But, a new report from the liberal North Carolina Justice Center argues the JDIG program is ineffective. WFAE’s Ben Bradford joined All Things Considered host Mark Rumsey.

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Local News
5:06 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

'Pay-To-Play' System For N.C. Business Incentives?

Governor Pat McCrory's plan to privatize part of the state Commerce Department could result in a pay-to-play system where some businesses get special treatment. That's the finding of a report the N.C. Budget and Tax Center released Monday.

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