Economic development

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bipartisan proposal to revive tax credits for N.C. films. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges a wise response to offensive speech on public university campuses.
    Mitch Kokai, April 24, 2019
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    CJ reports: W-S lands major aircraft industry player without offering tax incentives

    Sam Hieb reports for Carolina Journal: WINSTON-SALEM — No big announcement. No contentious public meetings. No press conference. But most important — no economic incentives. News that MRO Holdings Inc. — a leader in the aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul industry…
    Anna Manning, April 23, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sam Hieb reports for Carolina Journal Online that Winston-Salem landed a major aircraft industry business without offering tax incentives. The Daily Journal uses a Louisiana case to remind readers about the value of the zero tax bracket.
    Mitch Kokai, April 23, 2019
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    AOC’s latest good-for-thee, not-for-me moment

    John Gage reports for the Washington Examiner on an interesting piece of U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez‘s history. Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who regularly lambastes Republicans over tax cuts and helped scuttle a plan by Amazon to locate in New York City because she opposed tax breaks the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2019
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    Daily Journal: Manufacturing jobs on the rise

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal‘s Daily Journal: Did you know that manufacturing employment in North Carolina has gone up more than 10 percent since 2010? I didn’t either, until I took a recent dive into economic statistics. In February 2010, there were about 431,000 jobs at manufacturing enterprises…
    Anna Manning, April 15, 2019
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    SC senator challenges the huge economic impact of a new Panthers HQ

    South Carolina's Commerce Department says it'll cause all 150 players, coaches, staff, and owners to move across the border, create 5,715 new jobs, and have an economic impact over 15 years of $3.8 billion.
    Jon Sanders, April 11, 2019
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    Malpass at the World Bank

    The BBC reports on David Malpass‘ new high-profile post. Donald Trump’s pick for World Bank president, David Malpass, has officially been approved for the role. Mr Malpass, a Trump loyalist, was a senior economic adviser to the US president during his 2016 election campaign. His appointment has stirred…
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2019
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    LISTEN HERE – HeadLocke 045: Applying free-market economics to urban issues

    The latest HeadLocke podcast episode is out. Cities play a major role in the way we live our lives. Free-market economics could play a much larger role in helping those cities function better. That’s one potential outcome of the Urbanity Project at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
    Anna Manning, March 19, 2019