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for Southern City Vol. 48 Issue 2, Feb 1998
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In 1997, the state recruited over 800 businesses that invested up to $50 million each. They created about 60,000 jobs. However, the inability to offer competitive business incentives and tax abatements makes recruiting larger companies hard.
By January 1, 1998, all unlined landfills were mandated closed. This left local governments, including the cities of Elkin and Raleigh, seeking new places for solid waste disposal. Alternatives included shipping trash to regional landfills.
The EPA has proposed regulations to become effective in May, 2002, that require local governments of certain populations to control pollution from storm sewer systems. Pitt County and Greenville are among 3,500 local governments affected.