Why NC’s film industry will continue

My newsletter this week discusses the good news for the NC film industry as the former tax incentives program turns into a more modest grant program. The main takeaway: while the presence of generous, refundable tax credits certainly made filming in North Carolina more attractive, it wasn’t the only thing that made filming in North Carolina viable.

An experienced workforce, strong infrastructure, and the state’s wealth of physical and man-made amenities (beaches to mountains, four seasons, rural vistas to cityscapes, mansions to country stores, etc.) still exert considerable pull.


Jon Sanders / Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies

Jon Sanders studies regulatory policy, a veritable kudzu of invasive government and unintended consequences. As director of regulatory studies at the John Locke Foundation, Jo...