• Deon Roberts and Brian Murphy

Charlotte Observer: NC Senate leader seeks ban on companies using state incentives to hire visa work

Companies that rely on foreign workers brought to the U.S. through a popular visa program would face new restrictions in North Carolina, under a plan by Senate Republican leader Phil Berger to shake up the rules for state economic development incentives.

The proposed changes would block companies from counting H-1B visa workers toward the jobs they commit to create in North Carolina in exchange for funds from the Job Development Investment Grant program. The grants, North Carolina's main incentives tool, have helped secure major expansions and relocations in recent years — from MetLife and Allstate to appliance company Electrolux and Bubble Wrap maker Sealed Air. Read the full story in The Charlotte Observer.

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