There are A LOT of corporate incentives being doled out across North Carolina, but this strikes me as particularly interesting.  If these reports are correct, then GE is getting more than $18 million in taxpayer money from various city and county governments across the state in at least four different deals.  Yes, that’s right – $18 million.  That seems like kinda a lot of money to me.  It’s a brilliant strategy, though.  A little bit here, a little bit there, and no one quite realizes that it’s adding up to real money.  Taxpayer money.  Our money.