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Old 09-15-2015, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Roanoke VA
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I don't think anyone would say economic development is a piece of cake! I just think NC seems to be a more inclusive
state in trying to help the entire state and not just one region, like Charlotte and the Triangle, although the reality is those
regions are the top job producers. Va from the start is a sharply divided state between Northern and Southern Va and the
disparity is growing. Perhaps, NC is headed that way?
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Old 09-15-2015, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Southport
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I don't think anyone would say economic development is a piece of cake! I just think NC seems to be a more inclusive
state in trying to help the entire state and not just one region, like Charlotte and the Triangle, although the reality is those
regions are the top job producers. Va from the start is a sharply divided state between Northern and Southern Va and the
disparity is growing. Perhaps, NC is headed that way?
There has been a sharp divide in NC for quite sometime between rural and urban counties, and lately even more so between Charlotte and Raleigh and the rural counties. Many rural counties in NC would disagree vehemently that the state is doing much to help them. The reality is that a rural county with little existing tax base, a low skill workforce, poor schools and few lifestyle amenities is a difficult sell in the world of economic development.
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Old 09-15-2015, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Roanoke VA
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There has been a sharp divide in NC for quite sometime between rural and urban counties, and lately even more so between Charlotte and Raleigh and the rural counties. Many rural counties in NC would disagree vehemently that the state is doing much to help them. The reality is that a rural county with little existing tax base, a low skill workforce, poor schools and few lifestyle amenities is a difficult sell in the world of economic development.
Do the Charlotte, Triangle area legislators dominate the state house in Raleigh like the NoVa legislators do in Richmond?
I didn't know NC was divided.
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Old 09-15-2015, 10:54 AM
 
Location: NC High Country
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Do the Charlotte, Triangle area legislators dominate the state house in Raleigh like the NoVa legislators do in Richmond?
I didn't know NC was divided.
Nope, the rural legislators have the power in the NC Legislature.
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Old 09-15-2015, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Sad news for that area. I thought there was a plan to encourage an auto plant in that region, with Martinsville-Henry County
getting more jobs with help from the state of Va. Generally, Va doesn't offer incentives to attract new jobs but it seems to be
helping in Henry County as the state of Va has been aggressively bringing jobs there. I know there are craft breweries from
the west coast looking to expand on the east coast. NC has a great economic development program, unlike Va LOL!!
My thoughts are with the affected families in that area!
I'm from Henry County. I'm not sure how aggressive the state has been with bringing jobs to Henry County. It's still the same economically depressed area that it's been since all the manufacturing left. There's been some companies to come in and bring some jobs to the area, but nothing on such a scale that we can say, "WOW, Martinsville/Henry County is really turning things around!"
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:58 PM
 
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I'm not a fan of Rockingham county but this will be a hard blow. I was talking to an owner of a crackerbox convenience store near the brewery awhile back and I bet he will lock the doors when the brewery closes.
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Old 09-17-2015, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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I'm from Henry County. I'm not sure how aggressive the state has been with bringing jobs to Henry County. It's still the same economically depressed area that it's been since all the manufacturing left. There's been some companies to come in and bring some jobs to the area, but nothing on such a scale that we can say, "WOW, Martinsville/Henry County is really turning things around!"
Yep. A lot of Southside VA is just a huge economic wasteland, especially around Martinsville and Danville and now Rockingham County is headed the same way. VA's General Assembly doesn't seem to give a damn about the rest of the state except for Richmond and Northern VA. I would say Hampton Roads but they seemed to have soured their attitude towards HR over the past couple of years. There's no doubt that there's a large rural/urban divide in NC, but a lot of the rural counties, especially in eastern NC are nowhere near as neglected as the rural counties in VA, so NC has helped out some. I-795 between Goldsboro and Wilson being built within a few years while Charlotte had to wait decades for I-485 to finally get done is one example. VA hasn't done jack---- for their rural counties. But, I'm veering off-topic.
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Old 09-17-2015, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Salisbury,NC
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Another example of the GOP and its tax changes not helping the state. We continue to lose business as the fools in the GOP try to fix the mess they have created.
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Old 09-18-2015, 07:44 AM
 
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Did you read the article? This has nothing to do with politics or taxes.
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Old 10-09-2015, 08:53 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Rockingham County unemployment is adding up. Remington Arms laying off around 40 at its corporate in Maiden with possible 20+ more by Christmas.
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