by Sam Hieb
N&R speculates Gov. Pat McCrory will call a special session of the General Assembly in the coming weeks to debate economic incentives for proposed “megasites” to lure automobile manufacturers:
McCrory said Tuesday at an event in Pembroke that he will consider this week calling the legislature back to Raleigh to discuss economic development issues, but he did not give a timetable, WECT-TV in Wilmington reported.
Rep. Pricey Harrison, a Greensboro Democrat, said Tuesday that she talked recently with a local proponent of megasite incentives who said the item would definitely be on the General Assembly’s plate.
“This was the first I heard last week that there would be something specific for the megasite,” Harrison said.
The speculation is centered around a consultant’s report stating that N.C. needs to get the ball rolling on legislative support for a megasite if the state wants to attract an auto manufacturer. As you probably well know, proposed megasites in the works are in Chatham and Randolph counties, respectively.