The Stimulus Plan and Charlotte- State Politics at Work Again AS Charlotte Receives $34.09 PP, Lenoir County $744 PP
Everyone is familiar with the national brouhaha behind The Economic Recovery Act, aka the stimulus plan... Is it possible that, at the State level, the funds could have been politically hijacked, and sent to primarily rural political strongholds in the state? It is possible that the rural interests gain once again at the expense of the cities that pay the state's bills?
The Stimulus invested $563,065, 282 in North Carolina, and of that $512,689,234 is "Under Contract", or allocated presumably with "shovel-ready " projects and contractors from around the state. Much of this data comes from ProPublica*
How was it decided who would get what?
North Carolina, 10th largest state in the nation, was treated fairly by the Federal Government. It has received the 9th largest State Stimulus Check at $563,065,282.
Where have the Federal Stimulus funds been allocated in North Carolina?
Since the Charlotte area is, by far, the largest county by population in NC , the largest contributor to state GDP, it is logical to assume we are receiving the largest amount for stimulus funding, right? No, not exactly. Surely it is Raleigh? No, not Raleigh either.RDU? Guess again...
Congressional District 5, Virgina Foxx (R) andSenarotr Burr's former District... Have a look for your self: The rest of the story- spending by Congressional District, and County Charlotte NC Stimulus