North Carolina’s 13 largest cities promised $65 million in targeted economic incentives from 2009 to 2014 and paid out $20 million in incentives over the same five-year period. That’s according to the John Locke Foundation’s first report compiling data on city incentives.

It’s a follow-up to this summer’s report detailing the use of incentives by county governments across North Carolina. Learn more about the new report here and by watching the video interview below with the report’s lead author, Sarah Curry.