Crony Capitalism and Local Developer Roy Carroll Red Flags
on American Express Incentive Deal
Triad Watch, Wednesday, April 21, 2010
"American Express chooses eastern Guilford County for data center
American Express will locate a data-services center in eastern Guilford County.
...“It is confirmed that American Express is coming here,” said Pat Danahy, president and CEO of the Greensboro Partnership. “I would say congratulations to all of us. This is a big deal. A big deal.”
Earlier this year, Greensboro and Guilford County governments had tentatively scheduled incentives hearings related to the project but quickly canceled those efforts. At one point, local officials said the company was looking for as much as $13 million in combined incentives from the city and county.
Danahy said Thursday that the company would not seek local incentives.
Mark Binker, Richard M. Barron and Donald W. Patterson
Greensboro News and Record, May 20, 2010"