Gov. Bev Perdue came to Wilmington to speak to mayors from across the state today. The North Carolina Metropolitan Mayors Coalition met at the Hilton Riverside downtown.
Perdue spoke about her plans to limit the role of government, improve education and reduce the population at state prisons. Mayors had the chance to ask Perdue questions about important issues in their cities, like film incentives in Wilmington.
"The incentive that we passed is good, but evidently there is some kind of million-dollar cap on it that provides an ultimate disincentive for the big productions," Perdue said. "I'm going to Hollywood the end of March to recruit films and to talk to all the directors and find out what we must do."
After she spoke to state mayors, Gov. Perdue took a tour of the GE Hitachi plant in Castle Hayne. The governor says she plans to focus on sources of alternative energy to help create jobs in North Carolina.