by Becki Gray
Former Senior Vice President, John Locke Foundation
Here we go again. Sheetz will build a new distribution center in Burlington – promising to create 254 jobs and spending $32.8 million on capital. In exchange, the taxpayers of NC will give them $4.8 milllion : $800,000 in OneNC money, $1.9 million in JDIG grants and $2.1 million in local incentives. Economic development or taxpayer rip off? You decide.