Gov. Perdue: Incentives Needed To Attract Companies To NC

Gov. Beverly Perdue says she needs sweeter incentives at her disposal so she compete financially with surrounding states in the game to lure expanding companies to North Carolina.

Perdue told reporters Wednesday at the Executive Mansion she intends to talk with General Assembly members early next year about boosting her ability to attract firms that will create jobs in the state.

Expanding incentives may be difficult in a Republican-controlled Legislature next year. Many GOP lawmakers say the best incentives come from lowering the top corporate and individual income tax rates and reducing regulation.

Perdue also said she was willing to examine expanding state-run gambling and privatizing the state liquor system. The changes could bring extra revenues to narrow a potential $3.7 billion budget gap next year.

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  • by Beachbum3 on Dec 30, 2010 at 04:14 PM
    Beve you have got to stop beliveing everything that thhe coporte anspecial instrest tell you for they are just blowing smoke up your butt to get their own coporte ways for they are just horading their evenues an the tax incentive tax breaks that you have seen fit to issue to them an they are still refusing to create one job their primary instrest is in their bottom lines an that is all that they are instrested in period they don give a d*** whether their are jobs for the citizens of this state or not peior . please stop with the outsourcing an pravitaziation of the states work force to private industry. an also stop beliving ebverything that they tell you for in all likelyhood is just pure smoke thank you
  • by Anonymous on Dec 30, 2010 at 09:40 AM
    her last 20 years or so in raleigh she has been a key player in getting us this far in dept and now she wants more power. i think not.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 29, 2010 at 10:44 AM
    How about the 250K salary for the new Wake county school superintentent. Maybe a slight pay decrease. We have 100 county superintentents, they all do exactly the same thing. Maybe a little redundant , or just too pricey a job.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 29, 2010 at 09:24 AM
    I think at her disposal means she gets to pick the lucky ones. Probably campaign flight donators. Or global transpark holders, Felix Harvey.
  • by Beachbum3 on Dec 28, 2010 at 06:14 AM
    This woman is a total idiot in my opinion for she fails to understand that the continued welfare give aways an the privatization an the deregulations of coporate instrest is what has left this huge hole in the states tax revenues base with all of the state tax cuts & incentive giveaways to the coporate instrest. these are the reasons that nc tax revenues are down an because of the ever increasing tax incentives that this woman has seen fit to attempt to bribe the coporate instrest to support her next relection campaign. well bev i have got a hot flash for you seeinng as that now the repbulicans have been given the reins of states legisture the coporte instrest ar going to stab you in the back come 2012 with their finicinal knife for they are going to support whoever is the republican candiate for governor an not your campaign. markk my words your run as the supposly governor fot his state is fast comming to an end once an for all an you will never agian hold any politicl office in state
  • by Native Location: Grantsboro on Dec 23, 2010 at 01:33 PM
    How do you get 3.7 billion dollars in the hole? Honestly, how? I agree that we need lower corporate taxes for all the businesses. The existing ones and the new ones. Not fair to give sweet deals to new businesses and make the ones that have been here contributing to our communities pay more. Some folks think that BIG CORPORATIONS don't need favors and they should all go to the middle class. I'm in the middle class and I'm getting tired of hearing the phrase middle class. My wife use to work at Wal-Mart and do you know what happens when Wal-Mart starts doing poorly with their bottom line??? They start cutting hours their worker can work. Know who that effects??? The Middle Class worker. So why should big business be allowed to make as much money as they can and keep as much of THEIR money as they can?? Who signs YOUR paycheck? Bet it ain't from a broke person or business because if they're broke they are going to cut you loose. Just thinking out loud and letting it be known.
  • by Bob Location: New Bern, NC on Dec 23, 2010 at 07:09 AM
    Gov. Perdue more incentives is not the answer, that is the reason our goverment is in trouble today, to many hand outs in Washington and our state. Our people have spoken but you don't hear us.
  • by McArthur Park on Dec 23, 2010 at 06:07 AM
    WHAT N.C. really needs to do is get the legislature out of the private sector. If every state would do away with corporate welfare and compete on the basis of less taxes and more educated workforces, then you would see a valid growth in jobs. It would also HELP to do away with the nanny state that has create an entire class of slaves who look to the incompetent government to supply them and their progeny with all of the needs of life at the expense of others. That includes this so called education system that is nothing less that a social redistribution scam. This is not a racist nor hateful statement--IT IS THE TRUTH! If one listens to the truth, that person is free indeed.
  • by Why....... Location: Greenville on Dec 23, 2010 at 05:25 AM
    did WITN not post my comment? Apparently my comments were too critical of the liberal media's beloved Governor.
  • by JOHN ROY Location: WILSON on Dec 23, 2010 at 05:12 AM
    Once the government becomes the supplier of people's needs, there is no limit to the needs that will be claimed as a basic right
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