Since most companies know our state’s leadership are a bunch of suckers for incentive packages and will throw taxpayer money around chasing the elusive score, North Carolina has once again been used as the rabbit to run up the incentive package for another state — this time, Radio Shack has made NC its tease.
RadioShack, which has looked at Raleigh as a possible place to move its corporate headquarters, is making signs that it plans to stay in Fort Worth.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported today that the company’s lease on the Tarrant County College campus it shares with the college had been extended for five years.
So once again the state gets “played” for a package of incentives. Instead of just being used as a tool to drive up a negotiating position, it’s time the state just said no.