N&R reports on the ever-evolving $1 million economic development contest that council member Tony Wilkins described as a “mess.”

But more interesting was the unposted sidebar where council member and 6th District Congressional candidate Zack Matheny calls out county commissioners for Gboro’s lack of economic development:

And, Matheny said, a mostly conservative Guilford County Board of Commissioners is discouraging businesses that might ask for incentives.

A closer collaboration might change that, he said.

“I was with a guy last night who could bring 400 jobs here tomorrow,” Matheny said, but he won’t even talk to the county.”

I guess the question is if it were that simple, then —for the love of mite— why doesn’t Matheny’s guy just do it —bring 400 jobs here overnight —instead of complaining that county government is holding him back?