Commerce data tell surprising story of McCrory and Perdue economic development numbers

Veteran Raleigh journalist Seth Effron included the following fascinating chart in his daily “Quick Clips” this morning about the comparative success of Governors McCrory and Perdue in the field of job recruitment.

Commerce chart


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  1. ML

    January 7, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Is this for just the years of 2010 and 2014 or is it for their first two years in office? If it’s the latter, that’s powerful stuff. However it’s only a matter of time before pat’s handlers start using dynamic scoring…

  2. Rob Schofield

    January 8, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    It’s Seth Effron’s chart but as I read it this is a comparison of the individual years 2010 and 2014.

  3. david esmay

    January 8, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    This is proof positive that conservatives are experts at walking backwards.

  4. LayintheSmakDown

    January 9, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Yeah, that is walking backwards…not. When you can create more jobs with fewer “announcements” (whatever that means) then each of the announcements must be doing more per “announcement” in getting a job for a person in NC. And if you take “announcements” and capital investment then each of the “announcements” is more capital intensive on a one to one basis. What the analysis does not reveal is what is the potential for an “announcement”. Were there more or less overall “announcement” opportunities that did not come to fruition? Are there situations where a job creation scenario was not “announced”? Overall this is some sketchy information at best, but it does follow the blueprint model to attempt to eviscerate those in charge in Raleigh.

  5. ML

    January 9, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Someone took this chart a bit too serious.

  6. LayintheSmakDown

    January 9, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    No actually someone applied logic, analysis, and reasoning to it. I know those are foreign concepts to progressives but geez, not everything can be looked at in a touchy feely who is the designated minority I have to back today kind of way.

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