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perdue300.jpg Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 11/26/2008 - 10:33am.

Governor-elect, Bev Perdue, is looking for ways to spur the state's economy. Tuesday, she brainstormed with business leaders in Charlotte on ways to bring new jobs to the area and boost family incomes. Bob Johnson, owner of the Charlotte Bobcats basketball team attended the meeting. He said in this struggling economy, the entertainment sector is being hit hard by families who cannot spend cash on non-essentials. “When people have to decide where to spend their disposable income, and they have to look at the necessary, the needs that they have, then things like sports, museums and going to the movies, and going on vacations, sort of have to be considered. So we're getting impacted by that. But at the same time to say, we've got some loyal fans,” said Johnson. Monday, Perdue held a similar meeting with biotechnology executives, who want her to create a public-private partnership that could help supply cash to struggling companies.

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