Let’s rewind to January, when a very wise man wrote:
Well, that’s all it seems North Carolina is in this equation. We’re
the bargaining chip to make the steady boyfriend jealous. NetJets
knows that NC is good state to use — given our proclivity to throw
cash around (Dell, Google, Goodyear, etc.) and they know we’re throwing
mad cash at the aerospace industry (SkyBus, HondaJet, etc) so we’re a
good foil in this scenario.
NC just got played. Hard.
Expect to see this more often. Companies know we’re suckers for ponying up big money, so they come and play footsie with us just to get some other state to up the ante.
Let’s stop the state from being a party in legalized extortion and get out of the incentive game.