Friday, August 07, 2009

Quick hits: Visits to N.C. attractions up and House passes film incentives bill

Visits as some N.C. tourist attractions up
"At a time when people are spending less, some well known attractions across the state are seeing an increase in visitors. The numbers are in for July and some of North Carolina's top attractions did well," said News14 Carolina.

"The North Carolina Zoo, state aquariums and the Battleship North Carolina all beat last year's numbers for the month. ...

"Most attractions that saw the bump are only a day trip for most in the state, and they’re affordable. ...

"Tourism experts said that's a winning combination in this economy. ..."

House passes film incentive bill

"Some last-minute work Thursday night to save the film industry in the state resulted in a new tax incentive for production companies to make motion pictures in the Tar Heel State," said the Star-News.

"The House approved a bill that would give production companies a 25 percent tax break against qualifying expenses beginning Jan. 1. Present law allows production companies to receive a 15 percent tax credit against their qualifying expenses incurred in the state. ..."

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