- Associated Press - Monday, February 16, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The N.C. Justice Center is releasing a report about the state’s job incentives as legislators and governors debate the value of the program.

Officials with the left-leaning center say they will release a report Monday showing that about 60 percent of all firms receiving awards from the incentives program haven’t lived up to their promises of job creation, investment or wages. The Job Development Investment Grant program began in 2002.

Republican lawmakers have been meeting privately to discuss details of an economic development package. House Speaker Tim Moore has said it’s possible a measure could be considered this week.

Gov. Pat McCrory has told legislators he needs quickly more tools to compete with other states in business recruitment projects and more capacity to offer the grants.

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