Monday numbers

Monday numbers

- in Fitzsimon File

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13—number of years since the creation of the Job Development Investment Grant program—JDIG—as a tool to recruit new jobs to North Carolina (“Picking Losers: Why the majority of North Carolina’s incentive projects end in failure,” N.C Justice Center’s Workers Rights Project, February 16, 2015)

60—percentage of economic development projects announced as part of JDIG since 2002 that were cancelled after recipient businesses failed to honor their job creation promises under the program (Ibid)

21—percentage of JDIG projects that have been located in rural counties since the program began in 2002 (Ibid)

79—percentage of JDIG projects that have been located in urban counties (Ibid)

9—percentage of JDIG dollars that have gone to rural counties (Ibid)

91—percentage of JDIG dollars that have gone to urban counties (Ibid)

60—percentage of JDIG dollars that have gone to projects in Wake, Mecklenburg and Durham counties since 2002 (Ibid)

19,502—amount in dollars that per job that companies have been promised per job created since Gov. Pat McCrory took office (“Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration has nearly depleted NC’s job incentives program,” News & Observer, February 14, 2015)

20—number of companies that received promises of JDIG money from Governor Pat McCrory in 2013 (Ibid)

172 million—total amount in dollars that Gov. Pat McCrory promised in JDIG grants in 2013 (Ibid)

87.3 million—amount in dollars promised to MetLife in 2013 for plans to create 2600 jobs in Charlotte (Ibid)

83—percentage of JDIG dollars that went to projects in Wake and Mecklenburg counties in 2014 (Ibid)

4.4—percentage of JDIG dollars that went to projects in the lowest income counties in 2014 (Ibid)

77—percentage of JDIG projects in rural counties that have failed since 2002 (“Picking Losers: Why the majority of North Carolina’s incentive projects end in failure,” N.C Justice Center’s Workers Rights Project, February 16, 2015)

3—number of days since it was reported that the leaders in the state House were preparing economic development legislation that would significantly expand JDIG (“House lawmakers preparing economic development bill,” WRAL-TV, February 13, 2015