Category Archives: Economic Development

A general category of blog posts related to economic development policy, procedures, and organizations in Lee County

Report from the “Peanut Gallery”

Kudos to Herald Reporter Billy Ball for enduring a deadline-busting BOC meeting Monday night, then managing to beat the Founding Fathers to press in reporting at least some of the results from the marathon meeting. As Billy has already reported … Continue reading

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Dear Governette…

I would like to suggest that you tell your Democrat allies in the General Assembly they really shouldn’t be talking about late night deals.  Mr. Hackney is decrying the midnight vote that passed a budget that will help put NC … Continue reading

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If it’s Friday…..

it’s Talking Points with the Founding Fathers… WRAL Headline: Posted: 4:48 p.m. today http://www.wral.com/ Only 2,500 jobs added in NC in last year… Say what? The Republicans have only had control for a few months.  So that leaves me to … Continue reading

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H200 Budget Bill Highlights

This is a summary of the NC House Budget (H200), approved last week. The $19.3 billion budget is $600 million under the amount recommended by the governor and lets expire the 1 percent sales tax and the income tax surcharge.  Five Democrats voted … Continue reading

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MIA: EDC

As of today, this patriot has not seen nor heard of the EDC and its place in helping businesses rebuild and citizens get their livelihood back. So I ask, “Where’s Bob”?  Do Big Lots, Lowes, Static Control (which is actually listed on … Continue reading

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Info for Storm Damaged Businesses in Sanford

Fact Sheet for Businesses of All Sizes If your business or private, nonprofit organization has suffered physical damage or your small business or private, nonprofit organization of any size has sustained economic injury after a disaster, you may be eligible … Continue reading

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It’s Official- NC is a Disaster Zone and Eligible for Federal Aid

This message just in from our County Manager: The President has now offiially declared North Carolina as a major disaster zone.   In addition, FEMA representatives will be back in Lee County today to begin reviewing sites for setting up offices for citizens … Continue reading

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