NC/SC Stateline Changing
Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:29 PM
Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:36 PM
Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:57 PM
Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:16 PM
Overall though, it's not really close. NC has quite a bit more opportunity than SC. The NC work force is more attractive to businesses (which believe it or not is often more important than the tax rate), the overall school system is better, the public university system is cheaper and vastly superior, the infrastructure is better, among other things.
If you remove the counties in SC that feed off of Charlotte, the differences would be even more dramatic.
NC has very distinct economic areas all across the state with 2 that are national economic centers (Raleigh, Charlotte) and 4 others that are regional economic centers (Greensboro, Winston, Asheville, and Wilmington).
SC obviously has cheaper taxes and cheaper gas, but it wouldn't shock me in the slightest to see Charlotte implement a local tax for people that do not live within the city limits or Mecklenburg county that will erase that benefit of living in SC.
Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:36 PM
SC knows is more of a destination for vacations and such so they market that. NC knows it has the colleges and business climate so they go with that.
for people like us that live on the border, we get the best of both worlds.
Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:37 PM
Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:09 PM
Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:52 PM
we should just be one big happy state. We could be called super carolina.
Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:57 PM
I hope I do end up in SC actually. Lower taxes, better schools.
Do you really think them moving the border 150ft will affect you?
Glad I'm in Virginia...for the time being...soon to be Colorado in t-minus 3 months
How is either one of those a good?
Edited by Dock, 13 February 2012 - 09:00 PM.
Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:00 PM
Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:37 PM
I probably live about that far from the border, but I have not gotten any letters about this...
Raised in Wilmington and now live in SC. I love them both. I just love the damn south, period.
If we could just eliminate Cary, NC....
Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:23 PM
SC does have much cheaper gas taxes... and you can tell it in the quality of the roads.
Well, now they're collecting gasoline taxes from 60% of North Carolinians. Could change soon.
You're welcome, South Carolina