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Many times we hear about the state of North Carolina entering into agreements with corporations to promote economic development, but did you know that local municipalities do the same?
North Carolina lawmakers still cannot agree to a final budget. The Senate saw difficulty in compromise, so they decided to move their economic development and Medicaid reform plans out of the budget and into stand-alone bills. Unfortunately, even with this change, the two chambers were unable to...
Increasingly, city officials have been using municipal-level resources to participate in economic development activities. These efforts have replicated approaches utilized by state and federal officials, albeit on a smaller scale. This study surveys North Carolina's most populous cities and...
Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. (EDPNC) announced today that North Carolina has received a $746,800 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help North Carolina companies increase international sale
Governor Pat McCrory met this afternoon with local government and economic development leaders in Eden to discuss the announced closing of the MillerCoors plant there.
Remember the old tale about a drunken man crawling around under a lamppost? Dating at least as far back as 1924, the joke starts off with a police officer approaching the drunk to ask what he's looking for. In earlier versions of the joke, it's a dollar bill. In later versions, it's a set of car...
North Carolina's largest cities dealt with nearly 240 economic development contracts and promised $65 million in incentives from 2009 to 2014
Several Randolph County municipalities and civic organizations have indicated official support for Governor Pat McCrory's Connect NC bond proposal. The City of Asheboro, Randolph County, the Randolph County Tourism and Development Authority, the Randolph County Economic Development Corporation and t
Governor Pat McCrory's Connect NC bond initiative will pump $734 million into our state's distinguished universities and community colleges for facility upgrades and improvements. Of that, $534 million will be directed to the University of North Carolina System and $200 million will be allocated...
Governor Pat McCrory will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing entitled "Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill: Laying the Foundation for U.S. Economic Growth and Job Creation Part II" on Tuesday. In his capacity as a member of the Executive...
Everyone is talking about the $22 billion+ House Budget and what will happen to the spending plan now that it has crossed chambers and is in the hands of the Senate. Senate leaders will be meeting all this week to start their preparations before it is debated in sub-committees. We should expect a...
We hear a lot about the state of North Carolina and how much they give in economic development dollars to private businesses -- but what about the counties? County governments have their own agendas when it comes to economic development and can choose whether or not to participate in these...
Earlier this month, the NC House introduced the "NC Competes Act," a bill that would expand the state's Job Development Investment Grant program (JDIG), and extend targeted tax breaks for datacenters and a major passenger airline. Yesterday, the Senate introduced two bills designed as an...
Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that Global Packaging will expand its facility in Richmond County.
Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that Proto Labs, Inc., will be expanding in Wake County and creating 170 new jobs over the next five years.
Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that Nutec Group will develop a new advanced manufacturing facility in North Carolina creating 61 new jobs over the next three years.
Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that White Oak Carpet Mills, LLC, a division of CAP Carpet, Inc. based in Wichita, Kansas is expanding its operations in Rutherford County
If leaders of the North Carolina House of Representatives are right that the state needs a 6.3 percent increase in General Fund spending for the coming year, then they were wrong two years ago when they helped craft an historic tax-reform package to boost North Carolina's economic competitiveness.
The N.C. House of Representatives has approved a proposal to amend the state constitution by adding the following language: Private property shall not be taken by eminent domain except for a public use. Just compensation shall be paid and shall be determined by a jury at the request of either party.
Gov. Pat McCrory and some leading N.C. lawmakers have taken contrasting positions over taxes and economic development - two topics that are sure to bring many more arguments before budget negotiations or the legislative session are over.
The General Fund budget proposal released Monday by GOP state House leaders for the two-year budget cycle starting July 1 would increase spending by nearly $1 billion more than the increase recommended in March by Gov. Pat McCrory, a fellow Republican.
If leaders of the North Carolina House of Representatives are right that the state needs a 6.3 percent increase in General Fund spending for the coming year, then they were wrong two years ago when they helped craft an historic tax-reform package to boost North Carolina's economic competitiveness.
The N.C. House of Representatives has approved a proposal to amend the state constitution by adding the following language: Private property shall not be taken by eminent domain except for a public use. Just compensation shall be paid and shall be determined by a jury at the request of either party.
Gov. Pat McCrory and some leading N.C. lawmakers have taken contrasting positions over taxes and economic development - two topics that are sure to bring many more arguments before budget negotiations or the legislative session are over.
The General Fund budget proposal released Monday by GOP state House leaders for the two-year budget cycle starting July 1 would increase spending by nearly $1 billion more than the increase recommended in March by Gov. Pat McCrory, a fellow Republican.
Governor Pat McCrory's Connect NC bond initiative will pump $734 million into our state's distinguished universities and community colleges for facility upgrades and improvements. Of that, $534 million will be directed to the University of North Carolina System and $200 million will be allocated...
Governor Pat McCrory will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing entitled "Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill: Laying the Foundation for U.S. Economic Growth and Job Creation Part II" on Tuesday. In his capacity as a member of the Executive...
Earlier this month, the NC House introduced the "NC Competes Act," a bill that would expand the state's Job Development Investment Grant program (JDIG), and extend targeted tax breaks for datacenters and a major passenger airline. Yesterday, the Senate introduced two bills designed as an...
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