by Jon Sanders
Director of the Center for Food, Power, and Life, Research Editor, John Locke Foundation
My newsletter this week discusses the good news for the NC film industry as the former tax incentives program turns into a more modest grant program. The main takeaway: while the presence of generous, refundable tax credits certainly made filming in North Carolina more attractive, it wasn’t the only thing that made filming in North Carolina viable.
An experienced workforce, strong infrastructure, and the state’s wealth of physical and man-made amenities (beaches to mountains, four seasons, rural vistas to cityscapes, mansions to country stores, etc.) still exert considerable pull.