By giving a tax credit, these company's were given a negotiating wedge to use for future film incentives. I would like to think that North Carolina's natural beauty is the ONLY thing that's needed to convince these company's to film here - but we all know that's not true. Once one state offered incentives others chimed in.
I guess it's this "keep up with the Jones" attitude that's bugging me, along with the temporary nature of the work offered to NC residents.
Ted says 30 counties benefit. I'm sure the bulk of the counties receive far less than New Hanover, Dare and Forsyth counties do so I do wonder if incentives are worth it? Several critics say the indirect spending is over stated. I had this same issue with the ball park - the multipliers were way too positive.
Perhaps it's time to re-think this incentive...
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