Economic development

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on the death of musician Randy Parton, namesake of one of North Carolina’s worst political boondoggles. Donald Bryson’s Daily Journal urges two critical reforms for North Carolina’s Emergency Management Act.
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2021
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    Cooper’s corporate welfare: over a half a billion dollars for … that?

    Cooper’s corporate welfare tally for 2020 is jaw-dropping: $519.3 million pledged to just 48 corporations.
    Jon Sanders, January 19, 2021
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    A Victory for Wilmington Property Owners

    The Institute for Justice recently announced: IJ clients David and Peg Schroeder are lifelong members of the Wilmington community. After retiring to the mountains, they bought a townhome in Wilmington to preserve their ties to family and friends. Being sure to purchase where vacation rentals were…
    Jon Guze, January 13, 2021
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    Start the New Year on a Positive Note

    By celebrating two-hundred years of progress. The spread of classical liberal institutions like limited, constitutional government, representative democracy, private property, and rule of law dramatically improved the lives of billions. Don’t let anyone tell you, “Liberalism has failed.” Liberalism (in the classical sense) has been a stunning success! (H/T,…
    Jon Guze, January 1, 2021
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    Raleigh takes top spot in ASU “Doing Business in North America” report

    The report, which is prepared each year by the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty at Arizona State University, provides objective measures of the scale and scope of business regulations in 130 cities across 92 states, provinces, and federal districts of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
    Jon Guze, October 5, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online that Gov. Roy Cooper has promised $445 million to big corporations this year as small businesses struggle with his COVID-19 restrictions. The Daily Journal explains how a controversial election-related lawsuit settlement reminds people about the usurpation of power.
    Mitch Kokai, September 29, 2020
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    Cooper: I will give a corporation $3.3 million to invest $4.1 million, and that’ll make $627 million

    So far this year Cooper has pledged nearly half a billion dollars in grants to individual corporations. The count so far is nearly $445 million to just 22 corporations.
    Jon Sanders, September 28, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on cronyism linked to a deal to bring U.S. Golf Association operations to Pinehurst. The Daily Journal explains why a five-year-old court ruling could raise concerns for Opportunity Scholarship supporters.
    Mitch Kokai, September 10, 2020