Tag:Incentives

  • Lower taxes attract key leaders

    When Democrats attack pro-growth tax reform as “trickle-down economics,” I can understand their rhetorical intent. But the charge is silly on multiple levels — including the fact that every Democrat who ever serves in state or local office spends great time and effort to try to recruit business executives, entrepreneurs,…

  • Backroads, byways, boondoggles, and brouhahas

    Backroads, byways, boondoggles, and brouhahas is an occasional column — taken from news sources throughout North Carolina — highlighting how government spends our money and makes other questionable moves about which state residents may not be aware. Robeson County is where North Carolina ends. Interstate 95 cuts straight through…

  • Sugary incentives harmful to economic health 

    I’ve enjoyed following the drama surrounding location of Amazon’s second headquarters and, make no mistake, drama it certainly has been. Amazon probably missed an opportunity by simply issuing a request for proposal rather than turning it into a reality TV series available exclusively on Prime. Tucson tried to give Jeff Bezos a cactus. Stonecrest, Georgia, offered to rename…

  • Which Carolina Is Ahead?

    Rather than panic every time an incentive deal gets made elsewhere, NC officials need to take some deep breaths and then refocus on what truly drives economic growth.