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Commerce Secretary John Skvarla wants to clarify a few things. As debate continues over the state’s latest whiff in recruiting an cheap jerseys outlet auto plant Volvo choosing South Carolina over North Carolina and other suitors a blame game has caught fire.
This week, state Sen. Bob Rucho (R Mecklenburg), co chair of the Senate’s cheap jerseys from china finance committee, told me during a wide ranging interview that cheap jerseys Skvarla unfairly, and incorrectly, blamed the legislature for losing Volvo. More broadly speaking, Republican elected officials in North Carolina have split on the importance of economic development incentives and how such programs are structured.
For those scoring at home, North Carolina has failed to land a slew of automakers, starting with BMW in the 1990s (the German carmaker employs 7,000 in Upstate South Carolina, three times the 2,000 jobs promised) and on to Toyota (Texas); Honda, Mercedes and Hyundai (Alabama); Nissan (Mississippi); and Volkswagen, Nissan and GM (Tennessee).
On Thursday, as part of CBJ’s annual Energy Inc. Summit, Skvarla and I will discuss incentives, the role of energy in the state economy and related issues, including fracking and off shore oil exploration. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (known as DENR) during the first two years of Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration before moving to Commerce in December, after Sharon Decker resigned as secretary.
At DENR, Skvarla became a figure of controversy for what critics called a hands off environmental policy, most notably the lead up and response to Duke Energy’s coal ash spill into the Dan River. This month, Duke reached a plea agreement on the February 2014 spill that includes fines and other penalties totaling $102 million and five years’ probation.
Environmental groups remain frustrated and angry over close ties between industry and DENR under Skvarla as well as his doubts regarding climate change.
It seems safe to say Skvarla will speak his mind during his appearance at Energy Inc. This is, after all, a man who, during his tenure as the state’s top environmental regulator, in a public speech described his relationship with environmentalists in memorable fashion.
« I’ve met with dozens of environmental groups, all of whom come in presuming that we’re going to relax the rules, » he said then. « And my first comment to them, semi tongue in cheek, is, ‘I’m glad you’re here wearing a suit and a dress and so forth and you drove here in a car.’ Because if you took all the dots that you articulate from all the environmental groups and connect them all together and everybody gets what they want, we would live in lean tos and wear loincloths. And they don’t want that, either. »
Below are Skvarla’s comments on Volvo, Rucho and the long running incentives policy discussion.
I have always said that, in my opinion, we never got into the game because we did not have the program. If you look back at history, we were out of (job development grant money) last October. So we basically signaled to the world that we had no major incentive program. I can tell you assuredly that an incentive program of that nature is on everybody’s checklist. We were never in the game (to land Volvo), at least since I was at Commerce.
That doesn’t mean we didn’t make efforts to get in the game, but it became clear to me we were never in the game. Now, can I say it was because we didn’t have an incentive program? No, but I can tell you an incentive program was on everyone’s checklist. It’s always a compendium of things. It’s never one thing.
On Rucho questioning the Commerce Department’s recruiting tactics and sites shown to Volvo:
The reality is ports probably were one of the factors, just like an incentive program was one of the factors. However, in reality, we have Wilmington, Morehead City and we also have Norfolk. We have as much access to ports as any state in the United States.
And our Edgecombe County site, for instance, has direct access to one of the largest ports on the Eastern seaboard and that’s Norfolk. So ports were certainly an issue. But, like the (job grants program), you can’t say that it was one factor (that decided the issue). But clearly we have port access and all of our sites have port access. wholesale nhl jerseys china We have direct shot by interstate and rail to ports.
On incentives programs versus lowering taxes for all companies to recruit:
(Rucho said) that we need to sell the fact of our great tax environment. Of course, we sell the fact that we’re a great tax environment. But basically what the senator is trying to say is that we need to convince the . other states that use incentives that they all need to disarm or that we need to convince customers that, because we have a good tax environment, that the incentives are irrelevant.
He’s trying to change the paradigm of the economic recruiting model that exists nationally. My analogy is that I understand Senator Rucho was an oral surgeon. Was it possible for him to convince his patients to pay him cash because he was the best oral surgeon in lieu of all the other oral surgeons in town that took insurance in lieu of cash payments?Articles Connexes：