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Governor fired up for economic change

Posted September 10, 2009
Updated March 24, 2016

Gov. Bev Perdue charged the members of her Econimc Development Board with doing the impossible Thursday. At the first meeting of the group tasked with re-thinking the state's economic structure, she asked for an outline of a plan by Jan. 31, 2010.

"There will be people who think this may be crazy and can't be done," she said. "I'm sick and tired of people telling us we can't."

"We're going to put into place a system of economic development that works for every county and every city in this state ... and you're going to help me convince the General Assembly that the laws we need to make this work are critical laws," she said.

Watch the governor's speech


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  • whatusay Sep 11, 2009

    Very simple play...cut the size of state government, and eliminate entitlements to the illegals.

  • 4wheelin Sep 10, 2009

    I can't hardly wait to see what this will cost.

  • MarcoPolo Sep 10, 2009

    Isn't ironic how they keep adding positions while acting like their in a crisis? Seems to be the blue print from BO.

    BO hits the tv set about 100 times a month so our dem guv hires a flunkie and WRAL keeps printing these "news" releases, probably verbatim. Media sucks.

  • MarcoPolo Sep 10, 2009

    Wow, Purdue's new PR Flack has sent 3 articles out this week. That's defninitely worth the taxpayers money.

  • jpquick Sep 10, 2009

    First, the governor enacts a $1 billion tax increase coupled with billions in spending cuts to further deflate the NC economy.

    Next, the governor proposes to legislate her way back to prosperity by appointing a commission to enact economic development.

    Economic development is not passed by the legislature.

    Redistribution of wealth and giveaways to special interests are the likely outcome of Bev's nonsensical commission.

    If economic development resumes in this state, growth will come from reduced taxes signed into law by a new governor.

    Bev doesn't need to be fired up, just fired.

  • CalvinCat Sep 10, 2009

    Translation - more taxes, more wasteful spending, more government, less money for us to spend as we want. The same old tune.

  • ah3000bj8 Sep 10, 2009

    So I guess the Governess gets her clues from her national party leaders ... or perhaps they came from elsewhere ? So it's the government's responsibility to " plan " out our economy ? A strange choice of terms. They used to do that in the USSR . They called it their 5 year plans . So she and her national party leaders want to copy the successful model from the former Soviet Union . Brilliant ! Guess she / they didn't notice that a staff member " copied their homework " directly from the communist manifesto. You had better proof read the info that the staff provides to you before presenting it to the public. Maybe she did proof read it but thinks the public is too stupid to notice it. ... She may be correct as she was voted in by the same public ! It is a sad place that the country / state has traveled to.

  • WHEEL Sep 10, 2009

    A lot of mouth and little else.

  • exwife1956 Sep 10, 2009

    Don't talk me to death, show me something....

  • NCHighlander Sep 10, 2009

    "At the first meeting of the group tasked with re-thinking the state's economic structure."
    What? Democrats are willing to "change" everything. Oh well NC. You wanted this and now you have it.