In this video clip Governor McCrory tells business leaders in the state that the way to keep North Carolina moving forward economically is to pass the North Carolina Competes legislation. He also claims that the leaders of both bodies of our state’s legislature agree with him. It should be noted that the word “compete” has nothing to do with true business competition where companies go at each other in an attempt to win the hearts, minds, and dollars of customers by providing better and more desirable products. It instead refers to the ability of our state government to compete with other state governments in dolling out special privileges and taxpayer money to corporate cronies hand picked by politicians and bureaucrats. I have written about this legislation here (see #2) and more generally about this new push for more corporate welfare here.