Cooper Tire which could have come to Brunswick County? 1,500 good paying jobs once the construction of the facility, which also would have employed all types of construction personnel, was completed.
That's what NC needs.
But where did it go and why?
First -- you have a North Carolina Secretary of Commerce, who was in Europe with 5 of his flunkies, attending some sort of air and space convention in France. Did you muss he was chastized for going way over the per diem with multi bottles of expensive French wine for hs and his traveling companions. All on the state dime by the way.
Cooper Tire presents itself; and while in Europe, he doesn't think to go to Germany; solicit the opportunity for North Carolina; and determine exactly what it would take to get the deal done.
Meanwhile, the South Carolina Governor and a whole gaggle of State employees travel to Germany; solicit the opportunity for South Carolina; and determine what needs to be done to get the site.
Voila, it goes to the state which showed the interest.
$25 Million was the incentive required for the plant.
Sotuh Carolina knew exactly how to put the deal together.
North Carolina did not thanks to incomplete information, and a percieved lack of interest, thanks to the Secretary of Commerce.
He needs to be the first one to go when Governor McCrory is inaugurated.
If Governor McRory wants to give everyone a boost now, he could begin the process of securing a true business professional and not some political hack or fundraiser; and introduce him prior to Christmas.
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