Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement today in response to the News & Observer article on the N.C. Rural Economic Development Center on Saturday's front page:
"These revelations continue to confirm what our administration has learned during just the first five months in office: the statewide economic development system is broken.
"As a result, we've proposed sweeping reforms to our economic development policy, strategy and organization to help all 100 counties.
"Our goal is to ensure the proposed economic development reform is performance-based, efficient, transparent and results-oriented.
"This week we encourage people to call state lawmakers and support the Partnership for Prosperity."