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Mecklenburg County leaders met Saturday in uptown Charlotte for the second day of their annual budget retreat.
Leaders do not expect to approve a property tax increase.
Commissioners say they expect to have a $21 million surplus by this summer.
They said if revenue projections are accurate, property taxes will remain the same for the third consecutive year.
Check back on wsoctv.com for the results of the meeting.Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:10:46 -0500
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association or CIAA is the oldest African-American athletic conference.
This is the 10th year the CIAA tournament has been held in Charlotte.
In 2014, the association contributed nearly $50 million in economic impact.
The following CIAA events will be held Saturday, Feb. 28:
A Union County company's plans for a $28 million expansion is expected to create 67 new jobs.
Firefighter safety gear manufacturer Scott Safety will provide new jobs in manufacturing, engineering, and sales. Salaries will vary, but the average annual payroll of those new jobs will total nearly $4.4 million, according to Saturday Channel 9’s partners at the Enquirer-Journal.
Officials said an incentives grant made the move possible.
Next week state lawmakers in the house will begin discussing a bill that would double the cap on the state's current job development investment grant.
The senate has already started to modify the bill.
Some lawmakers worry companies will use the grants to bring workers from out of state instead of hiring locally.