Perdue celebrates tobacco jobs, even as smoking ban wages on | News
News
INDY Week's news blog

Archives | RSS

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Perdue celebrates tobacco jobs, even as smoking ban wages on

Posted by on Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 1:06 PM

Gov. Bev Perdue was beaming when she signed the state's ban on smoking in bars and restaurants into law in March, saying they'd tackled the "big enchilada" after restricting smoking on college campuses and in the legislature.

"This is really in no exaggeration of the word an absolutely historic day for this great state that was built initially on the backbone of tobacco," Perdue said among a group of health advocates and lawmakers.

"My hat is off to the General Assembly. I have never been as proud of a body in my entire life."

Her tone also was congratulatory today as she celebrated a $6.7 million expansion of a tobacco manufacturing company in Rockingham County that will create 35 jobs.

“North Carolina is a great location for international companies looking to expand," she said in a press release. "Our top business climate and our tremendous workforce continues to be very attractive to growing companies.”   

That's the message. Welcome, thanks for your tax money and your jobs. Don't even think about bringing your products to lunch with you, though.

Kentucky-based Commonwealth Brands Inc. already owns a tobacco plant in Reidsville where 224 people work, and this addition will allow them to manufacture a new line of cigarette tubes. 

Tags: , , , , , ,

Pin It

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in News



Twitter Activity

Comments

Sarah, Beg to differ. HT

http://www.womennc.org/un-csw-fellowship/2…

WomenNC proudly announces its 2017-18 CSW Fellows!

We …

by Harris Tweed on Women of Color Are "Particularly Burdened" by Gentrification in Durham (News)

Harris Tweed, the Capstone program is a UNC program. Thanks for reading!

https://publicpolicy.unc.edu/academics/exp…

by swillets on Women of Color Are "Particularly Burdened" by Gentrification in Durham (News)

Most Read

Most Recent Comments

Sarah, Beg to differ. HT

http://www.womennc.org/un-csw-fellowship/2…

WomenNC proudly announces its 2017-18 CSW Fellows!

We …

by Harris Tweed on Women of Color Are "Particularly Burdened" by Gentrification in Durham (News)

Harris Tweed, the Capstone program is a UNC program. Thanks for reading!

https://publicpolicy.unc.edu/academics/exp…

by swillets on Women of Color Are "Particularly Burdened" by Gentrification in Durham (News)

Sounds like hitting the accelerator on gentrification and push out. More hand outs for developers.

by M 1 on The Opportunity Zone Tax Incentive Is Supposed to Help Distressed Areas. See Which Parts of Durham Are Up for It. (News)

Capstone Fellows are part of http://WomenNC.org, a 501c3 non-profit. They do not appear to be UNC Fellowships …

by Harris Tweed on Women of Color Are "Particularly Burdened" by Gentrification in Durham (News)

© 2018 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation