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Budget and Tax Center statement on Gov. McCrory’s new “Jobs Plan”

Posted By Allan Freyer On January 24, 2014 @ 4:56 pm In NC Budget and Tax Center | Comments Disabled

Governor McCrory’s Economic Development Board released it’s long-awaited strategic plan for the state’s economic development efforts [1]this afternoon. Here is the Budget and Tax Center statement in response:

We all want to create jobs and grow an economy that works for everyone in North Carolina, and the best way to make sure that happens is to focus on raising family incomes after a decade of decline. While the Governor’s plan includes a number of useful proposals, there is an important contradiction between the plan’s call for additional tax cuts and the resources necessary to achieve the goals related to workforce development, innovation/entrepreneurship, and rural prosperity. These goals will be impossible unless the state provides adequate investment in higher education, community colleges, and rural community development initiatives. Funding for these initiatives are already well below where they were before the recession started in 2008, so it’s unlikely the state will be able to make significant progress on achieving these goals given the steep revenue losses resulting from last year’s tax cuts and any future round of tax reductions.

 


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[1] strategic plan for the state’s economic development efforts : http://www.nccommerce.com/Portals/0/Documents/AboutOurDepartment/BoardsCommissions/NC%20Jobs%20Plan%20Report_Final.pdf

[2] NC Budget Magnifying Glass: Senate budget cuts to economic development would spawn nightmare on (rural) main streets : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/06/09/nc-budget-magnifying-glass-senate-budget-cuts-to-economic-development-would-spawn-nightmare-on-rural-main-streets/

[3] Statement from Alexandra Sirota, Director of the Budget & Tax Center, on the Governor’s budget : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/05/14/statement-from-alexandra-sirota-director-of-the-budget-tax-center-on-the-governors-budget/

[4] Where is the money? The tax plan makes education plans impossible : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/05/07/where-is-the-money-the-tax-plan-makes-education-plans-impossible/

[5] Statement on Senate Budget from Alexandra Sirota, Director, Budget & Tax Center : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/05/29/statement-on-senate-budget-from-alexandra-sirota-director-budget-tax-center/

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