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FIRST ON 3: Michigan says incentives led 'Iron Man 3' to NC

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- We told you yesterday about plans to bring filming of a major motion picture to the Cape Fear. Today, we're learning that producers of "Iron Man 3" may have chosen Wilmington over other locations because of state film incentives.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Michigan originally offered Marvel $13 million in incentives, but upped that to $20 million to match North Carolina. The Michigan Film Office told the newspaper that the film chose North Carolina instead because the money was guaranteed.

Marvel did not respond to requests for comment.

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$20,000,000 in

$20,000,000 in incentives?

Is NC even going to make $20,000,000 from the movie?

Sure, the film will bring some money into the state. But is it going to bring 20 million dollars to people and businesses in NC?

Or did are we broke and spending money we don't have?