Economic development

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    NC’s full employment means Amazon would be stealing workers not creating jobs

    Today’s Carolina Journal’s “Daily Journal” features an important article by my colleague Jon Sanders on Amazon’s attempt to fleece North Carolina’s taxpayers in soliciting an unprecedented incentive package, i.e. bribe, from the State. If Governor Cooper and NC’s always-anxious-to-extend-the-corporate-gravy train legislature, hands over the booty Amazon wants, the corporate…
    Roy Cordato, September 22, 2017
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    Amazon’s Asking Price Is Far Too High

    JLF’s Jon Sanders looks at the prospect of North Carolina landing Amazon’s second headquarters. It would be great to have them here, he writes, but the asking price is far too high, particularly when you consider this: They may be overlooked, but 99.7 percent of all businesses are small…
    Donna Martinez, September 22, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on expert reaction to the latest U.S. Senate Republican effort to overhaul Obamacare. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal explains why the asking price for a new Amazon headquarters is too high for North Carolina to pay.
    Mitch Kokai, September 22, 2017
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    Public Financing of MLS Stadiums Warrants a Red Card

    Bids to bring major-league soccer to Charlotte or Raleigh offer a major contrast in the way taxpayers would be forced to help foot the bill. A new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report compares the proposals involving North Carolina’s two largest cities. “Large subsidies aren’t necessary to attract major-league sports,…
    Donna Martinez, August 4, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The daughter of a former U.S. ambassador from North Carolina is suing Twitter. She contends Twitter doesn’t do enough to stop ISIS from using the social media site to plan acts of terrorism. Jon Guze analyzes the Cain v. Twitter lawsuit for the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, July 28, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington explains at Carolina Journal Online why no celebration will mark the 10th anniversary of the Randy Parton Theatre’s first performance in Roanoke Rapids. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why the school choice debate needs a lot less overheated rhetoric.
    Mitch Kokai, July 26, 2017
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    Local governments can step back

    Triad Business Journal ran a story today with the headline, Developer pushes agtech ‘mega campus’ forward in Research Triangle Park.  This is good news! I’ve written before about why it’s a bad idea for local governments to set up business parks or build industrial megasites or buy land…
    Julie Tisdale, July 6, 2017
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    But I thought the governor said businesses don’t pay attention to taxes

    A New York-based outfit dubbed Fit Small Business begs to differ. Danielle Chemtob reports for the Triangle Business Journal. Entrepreneurs and business owners need look no further than the Tar Heel state to set up shop — North Carolina came out on top in a new study of the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 5, 2017