If they would have chosen NC for the tire plant, the citizens would just just complain and petition to keep it from being built, just like they're doing with Titan.
from the get-go. The political cronyism, back-room dealing that Bev and her Democratic buddies are so famous for crashed and burned once the details came to light.
Until we, the voters of NC, take a stand and vote these folks out of office...we'll continue to get more of the same.
We took the Senate in 2010...the House is next AND the Governor's office.
I think Secretary Crisco's statment answers all questions about who's to blame for Continental Tire going to South Carolina...."Without naming any names Secretary Crisco said Senate leaders were unwilling to give Continental Tire what it needed in the end."
the email chain.
The Secretary of Commerce is responsible for business recruitment.
The buck stops at his desk unless it gets passed along to the Governor.
and it was clearly lacking here. Just read the released email chain. Listen to Secretary Crisco and his spokesman.
There was an evident lack of a plan to secure significant corporate opportunities. Excuses abound. Blame can be shared by many.
But at the end of the day, the Governor and Commerce Secretary have to accept accountability.
Perhaps if less time were spent at the Paris Air Show, 4 years running, and in Asia, second year coming up this month, they would have time to determine what needs to be changed in current incentive programs to allow the recruitment of significant corporate development.
Let's hope some lessons were learned and corrective action will be taken.
If you wonder why North Carolina was ranked as one of the ten most impoverished states in this country, look at the leadership in Raleigh for starters.
If the Governor wants to show she got the message, she should accept Secretary Crisco'[s resignation. He may not be aware he offered it yet; but it's pretty evident he needs to go along with his spokesperson.
At a time when state employees have gone without raises for several years; at a time when the unemployment rate is increasing, how do you justify $600 dinners, in Paris, for yourself and your staff? And the dinner was washed down with 4 bottles of French wine. Do we even want to look at lunches for 3 or 4 costing in the hundreds?
She needs to send a message to all in state Government. Start by sending him on to other opportunities. After all, with all of his out of country relationship building, he should have no problem landing another gig.
She might also ask former Governor Hunt for some of his wisdom. His administration was pretty effective at bringing in foriegn investments when the textile industry was tanking.
Seeing waste like that makes me sick, especially since my husband lost his job in the last budget session.
If your back from the Paris Air Show, check out the News and Record Greensboro. Monday at 5pm Honda Jet and the Gov. are announcing a 8.1 million dollar incentive package that allows Honda to add 400 jobs in Greeensboro. This is the District of the President Pro Tem of the NC Senate. Its amazing, hes on board for this one!!
re-read some of my posts. I clearly stated you can not use existing incentives to bring in mega projects like Continetal Tire with over a thousand jobs. They're adding jobs to an existing project; that's good. But it was announced some time ago.
The dollar amount of incentives is less than they toss around as being offered for Iron Man 3.
The real issue is if they are going to continue seeking home runs with large corporations they need to have the ability to think outside the box and not try to put a program together using small incentives which are ineffective.
On another note, it's good to see I'm not the only one who reads outside the Wilmington media.
There's one answer missing from the poll: "All of the Above"...
To quote Pogo, "We have met the enemy and he is us." And, of course, Yogi Berra, "It's déjà vu all over again"
I would say about everyone who lives in this state lost this any almost all their common sense--at one time or another we elected all the ego filled, me first persons running out government- We did this by not bothering to vote and doing absolutely nothing to help any thing--a very large portion of our citizenry sit on the couch and complain waiting for someone else to do the work--it doesn't work that way--if you don't like it change it--but to do that you have to do somthing
The buck stops with Gov. Perdue. She was not able to obtain the badly needed jobs for NC, and in fact, opposes other manufacturing related jobs in our state.