• Press Release

    Free-market principles can boost redevelopment

    posted January 30, 2008
    RALEIGH – A West Coast success story can guide N.C. cities and towns looking to spur redevelopment. A new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report shows how Anaheim, Calif., boosted…
  • Research Report

    The Anaheim Solution: How N.C. cities can redevelop without using incentives or eminent domain

    posted January 30, 2008 by Katie Bethune, Dr. Michael Sanera
    North Carolina cities and towns can spur redevelopment of their downtowns without using economic incentives or eminent domain to seize private property to give to private developers. The city of Anaheim, California, adopted policies that revitalized its downtown without using eminent domain powers or economic incentives. Under the leadership of Mayor Curt Pringle, Anaheim developed a plan that relied on reducing government regulations and stimulating private-sector investment.
  • Press Release

    Incentives backer hides information from public

    posted September 6, 2007
    RALEIGH – A government-sponsored group lobbying for corporate tax incentives in Cumberland County refuses to release details about a study used to support its claims. That’s the assessment of a…
  • Press Release

    Report: Don’t Offer Socialism to Capitalists

    posted August 4, 2002
    RALEIGH — A Spotlight published today by the John Locke Foundation used the term “socialism for capitalists” to describe a bill proposed by the Easley administration to offer new cash…

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