Sunday, August 04, 2013

Audit criticizes NC economic development program

A North Carolina audit is finding problems with a program that gives businesses big tax breaks.

At issue in the report State Auditor Beth Wood released Monday are grants issued under the Commerce Department's Job Development Investment Grant program. The decade-old program has awarded 145 grants totaling more than $600 million.

The audit says state officials are relying on companies to confirm they've met job-creation and investment targets without independently checking the information. It also says the Economic Investment Committee, which oversees the JDIG program, should be informed about other companies being considered. More here.

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