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Perdue signs economic incentives bill

Posted July 22, 2010 4:01 a.m. EDT
Updated July 22, 2010 5:42 p.m. EDT

— Gov. Beverly Perdue toured a Wake County company before signing into law a bill designed to encourage the digital media industry and a host of other companies to set up shop or stay in North Carolina.

Perdue held a ceremony on Thursday at Epic Games to sign two bills, including one that would expand tax breaks and credits to video game producers, film production companies and firms that build inside green-friendly industrial parks. Perdue said the changes would give recruiters more tools to use to attract business.

“I intend for us to be as competitive and innovative as any state, both nationally and internationally,” she said.

The other bill raises the bonding limit for small firms that want to land state government construction projects.

Perdue has now signed nearly half of the 106 bills on her desk when the Legislature adjourned July 10. She signed about 20 on Wednesday.