Friday, December 13, 2013, 1:23 PM

The Economic Development Digest - December 13, 2013

Womble Carlyle’s Economic Development Digest aggregates news, opportunities and legislation impacting business in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S.

In this week's Economic Development Digest:

  • Activists, utility expand claims in suit over CPUC energy efficiency charge, Environmental Newstand (December 13, 2013)**
    Attorneys for a major environmental group and one of California's largest investor-owned utilities are expanding competing arguments in a closely watched lawsuit that may determine the extent of the California Public Utilities Commission's (CPUC) authority to approve new ratepayer charges to fund energy efficiency and renewable power research and development programs.
  • Lasting tax cuts will help the most, Tallahassee Democrat (December 7, 2013)
    $600 million of tax cuts are being primed for legislative passage in next year’s session in Florida.
  • 12 states compete for Boeing jobs, but few disclose details, (December 12, 2013)**
    Executives at aerospace giant Boeing Co. on December 10 received a pile of early Christmas presents chock-full of tax breaks and incentives from states hoping to secure production facilities for a new line of commercial jets, the 777X.
North Carolina
  • Decker says changes at Commerce Department will affect 61 state workers, The News & Observer (December 12, 2013)
    North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker confirmed this week that the pending move of the North Carolina Commerce Department’s business recruiting and marketing functions to a private nonprofit is expected to affect 61 state workers, and could cost the state as much as $1.8 million in severance payments.
South Carolina
  • Boeing announces land purchase, expansion in N. Charleston, Live5News (December 13, 2013)
    Boeing strengthened its commitment to building planes in North Charleston Friday, as officials announced the acquisition of over 450 acres of land and future plans to build new facilities on its campus.

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