• Research Report

    By The Numbers: What Government Costs in North Carolina Cities and Counties FY 2008

    posted March 28, 2010 by Michael Lowrey
    County and municipal governments provide many key services while taking in billions of dollars in revenue. Their roles grow as state government keeps more local funding sources and shifts more taxing power to localities. Still, finding comparative data is difficult. This report helps address that problem by providing information of how much local government costs in every city and county in North Carolina.
  • Press Release

    Triad Cities Flip Spots in Annual Tax Ranking

    posted January 28, 2007
    Click here to view and here to listen to Chad Adams discussing the By The Numbers report. RALEIGH – Greensboro has the highest local tax burden of the…
  • Press Release

    Durham Edges Chapel Hill in Local Tax Burden

    posted January 28, 2007
    RALEIGH – Local taxes and fees in Durham totaled $1,873 per resident in 2005, ranking the city 4th out of 29 major North Carolina cities for local government costs, according…
  • Press Release

    Wilmington Keeps No. 2 Tax Ranking

    posted January 28, 2007
    RALEIGH – Local taxes and fees in Wilmington totaled about $1,915 per resident in 2005, ranking the city second out of 29 major N.C. cities in local government costs for…
  • Press Release

    Local government costs grow in N.C.

    posted January 28, 2007
    RALEIGH – The average resident of the median North Carolina county paid nearly $1,135 to fund city and county governments in 2005. That number is up 1.3 percent from 2004…
  • Press Release

    Fayetteville Tax Burden Climbs Again

    posted January 28, 2007
    Click here to view and here to listen to Chad Adams discussing the By The Numbers report. RALEIGH – Local taxes and fees in Fayetteville totaled about $1,454…
  • Research Report

    By The Numbers 2007: What Government Costs in North Carolina Cities and Counties

    posted January 28, 2007 by Michael Lowrey
    County and municipal governments provide many key services while taking in billions in revenue. Their roles grow ever greater as state government shifts more taxing power to localities to make up for money kept by the state. Still, finding comparative data is hard. That's why this report provides information of how much local government costs in every city and county in NC.
  • Press Release

    Charlotte Tops Tax List for Sixth Straight Year

    posted January 28, 2007
    RALEIGH – Charlotte still tops North Carolina’s list of cities with the highest local government costs, according to a new report from the Raleigh-based Center for Local Innovation. But…

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