Jobs and economy (page 9)

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    The boom and the short; NC’s growing chasm between population and affordable housing

    Americans are voting with their feet and many have chosen to migrate to North Carolina thanks to her beautiful economic climate. We have grown so much that we’ve even added a 14th congressional seat to our delegation. However, if there is…
    Brooke Medina, April 27, 2021
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    Seven rotten aspects of North Carolina’s Apple deal

    Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID lockdown orders forcibly closed down thousands of small businesses across North Carolina – many of which will have to close their doors forever. So imagine their reaction to the news yesterday that Apple – the largest corporation on the planet – is…
    Brian Balfour, April 27, 2021
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    Gov. Cooper shouldn’t pick business winners and losers

    Apple receiving $875 million in tax incentives is a bad deal for taxpayers and small businesses RALEIGH – North Carolina continues to show itself as a business-friendly state. Apple’s decision to open a campus in Research Triangle Park is yet another example of our state’s attractive economic climate, with our…
    Donna Martinez, April 26, 2021
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    Targeted tax incentives still represent bad policy

    Over the weekend, a reporter asked me to comment on Senate Bill 493. It’s the latest effort to tweak North Carolina’s Job Development Investment Grant, the state’s primary targeted tax incentive program. I’m not sure how much of my response will end up in the final story. You’ll see…
    Mitch Kokai, April 26, 2021
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    Biden has no choice but to short-circuit economic growth

    Rick Moran writes at PJMedia.com about the president’s mystifying approach to American economic policy. Joe Biden is not a stupid man. He may believe crazy stuff but he certainly knows that raising taxes on the most productive members of society and their capital will choke off economic growth…
    Mitch Kokai, April 26, 2021
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    Small businesses dislike corporate swing to the left

    James Antle of the Washington Examiner highlights recent concerns from small business owners. As corporate America’s embrace of social liberalism has complicated its relationship with the Republican Party, small-business owners are hunkering down and readying for “war” as President Joe Biden and a Democratic Congress get ready to…
    Mitch Kokai, April 22, 2021
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    Biden’s choice: Cut emissions or boost jobs

    Rob Crilly of the Washington Examiner highlights a critical choice for President Biden. When President Joe Biden convenes a virtual climate summit on Thursday, he will bring together 40 world leaders and unveil a target for the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that he hopes will…
    Mitch Kokai, April 21, 2021
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    A worthwhile ‘workers party’

    James Pethokoukis of the American Enterprise Institute explores what it would mean for the Republican Party to focus on American workers. The notion of the Republican Party — or any party, really — being a “workers party” is conceptually confusing. That word, “worker.” Let’s think about it. Sure,…
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2021