Friday, January 10, 2014, 1:38 PM

The Economic Development Digest - January 10, 2014

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:

  • Skepticism over Brown's redevelopment replacement, Sacramento Business Journal (January 10, 2014)
    The Governor of California's 2013-2014 budget plan includes a proposal to make it easier for voters to implement infrastructure financing districts, allowing local governments to fund public infrastructure through tax increment financing.
North Carolina
  • New NC jobs recruiting head downplays incentives, Associated Press State & Local (January 7, 2014)
    The new head of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina says tax breaks and other corporate incentives have only a marginal impact in attracting businesses.
South Carolina
  • Roads, taxes dominate concerns of Oconee County delegation, Anderson Independent-Mail (January 6, 2014)**
    Upstate South Carolina emphasizes the need for infrastructure funding and says money for the State of South Carolina’s roads and bridges is one of the “keenest challenges” the General Assembly faces.
  • Lawmakers call for changes at DOT, The Greenville News (January 10, 2014)
    Some lawmakers in the South Carolina General Assembly want to see changes at the South Carolina Department of Transportation.
  • Variety of legislation affects VA businesses, Richmond Times-Dispatch (January 6, 2014)
    Numerous issues will be taken up during the upcoming General Assembly session in Virginia that could affect businesses in Virginia.
West Virginia

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