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Old 03-25-2011, 08:58 AM
 
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The beauty of owning my own business is I chose what I invest in, and being a smart business person would chose to participate in such an event for the return on investment. I expect some people to never contribute to anything and still benefits from my investment. That is just another part of being a business owner that I expect. Besides it would give me a good business expense or donation depending on how the event turned out to write off.
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Old 03-25-2011, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I don't think you can FORCE a business to chip in for a city event.
The gov't can do what it wants. The city could create a special "urban renewal zone" or similar and assess fees to any business in that area.

I'm glad Raleigh decided not to subsidize the event, although the suggestions for a nominal admission may have generated enough revenue to offset the costs.
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:00 PM
 
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The gov't can do what it wants. The city could create a special "urban renewal zone" or similar and assess fees to any business in that area.
It's a little more complicated than that.
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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NC is one of the biggest borrower from the Federal Gov't-no wonder why there are no services- but it's 83 degrees so why worry!!!


State of North Carolina Debt Clock
I quickly checked out a handful of other states on your little debt clock and I failed to find one with a lower "debt to gdp ratio" than NC. I didn't check every state mind you, but I did look at a few. I'll keep looking to see if I can verify your claim.

Michael
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:18 AM
 
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This is sad to see because they started this the year my wife and I moved here and I liked the idea of it continuing every year after. Hopefully it will return next year.
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Downtown Durham, NC
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The gov't can do what it wants. The city could create a special "urban renewal zone" or similar and assess fees to any business in that area.

I'm glad Raleigh decided not to subsidize the event, although the suggestions for a nominal admission may have generated enough revenue to offset the costs.
You're thinking of a "Business Improvement District", of which there is already one in downtown Raleigh. If I remember correctly, there's around 100 already in the state.

A Guide to Business Improvement Districts in North Carolina | Coates' Canons: NC Local Government Law Blog
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