Tag:apple

  • Apple’s sweetheart deal has a rotten core

    The economy is rigged, but not in the way Bernie Sanders thinks – capitalism is not the problem. Instead, an active, hands-on economic approach has allowed corporations and politicians to rig the tax code in their favor.   To find an example of what I am talking…

  • N.C. gets a bite at the Apple

    This week Apple Inc. announced North Carolina will be the new home to a billion-dollar campus working in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and software engineering.  The move will create 3,000 jobs that pay an average of $187,000 annually. It is a high-impact announcement for the area around the state capital,…

  • Why incentives’ sway didn’t bring Apple our way

    Apple surprised the business world Thursday with an announcement it was investing $1 billion in a new campus in Austin, Texas. The announcement also included news of new sites in Seattle, San Diego, and Culver City, California, and expansions in Pittsburgh, New York, and Boulder, Colorado. It also dashed…

  • Note to lawmakers: Don’t mess things up 

    Starting in 2011, North Carolina lawmakers have implemented transformational changes resulting in a strong and growing economy. More people are working, more opportunities are available, and a streamlined, more efficient state government is treating residents more fairly and equitably.    We’ve come a long way. Don’t mess it up.   Faced with a $2.6 billion shortfall in 2011, legislative leadership…

  • New firms drive economic growth

    For every high-touted industrial prospect that goes to some other state, keep in mind that many more young, less-famous companies are looking for the right place to launch and begin their growth cycles.