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NC weighs giving upfront money for promised jobs

North Carolina lawmakers are considering breaking with a generation of state job-hunting efforts and giving corporations upfront money to move.

Film supporters rally again in Raleigh

videoNorth Carolina's film industry made another appeal in Raleigh today. Workers fighting for nothing less the industry's very existance, according to advocates, who are concerned that the legislature will let film tax credits go away.

Film supporters take fight to Raleigh

videoPeople in the Port City who rely on the film industry to survive took their fight to extend film incentives to Raleigh today. Film incentive advocates tried to educate state lawmakers on what the incentives mean and how they positively impact the state, but some people were not as enthusiastic about the future of film incentives in North Carolina.

Film industry employee writes letter to the governor

videoOne local employee of the film industry is taking matters of the tax incentive into her own hands. Dale Williams sent a letter to Governor Pat McCrory asking for a meeting to discuss the future of film employees in our state.

Preserving historic downtown could become more costly

The old world charm of downtown brings people from across the country to the Port City. With $1.6 billion in investments on the line, the expiration of the historic preservation tax credit could slow that down.

Castle Branch ahead of schedule on new building, incentives goals

videoCastle Branch says it is ahead of schedule on its headquarters expansion in Wilmington and reaching goals needed for incentives approved last year by the state, New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington.

Auto parts maker to add 200+ jobs at NC factory

A British-based company that manufactures parts for automakers plans to expand a North Carolina factory by nearly 230 jobs over five years.

Films spent $278 million here, earned $69 million last year

Film, television and commercial productions spent more than $275 million in North Carolina and employed about 14,000 people in the past fiscal year, according to NC Department of Revenue records.

MetLife to move 2,600 jobs to NC from NE, Calif.

Insurance giant MetLife Inc. is moving 2,600 jobs from offices in four Northeast states and California to North Carolina, which is offering tax and other incentives that could be worth almost $100 million.

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