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Buncombe County commissioners vote in special meeting Tuesday to give millions of dollars worth of incentives to a mystery company known only as Project X. The secrecy surrounding the plan is raising concerns among open government advocates
“We are not trying to be create a mystery here. We’re fortunate to have several economic development projects underway, but this is a fragile situation,” said County Manager Wanda Greene. “It’s critical to treat this project with the confidentiality that this company requires.”
Taxpayers will foot the bill for a land swap and a multimillion dollar incentive package for an unnamed manufacturer to bring 52 new jobs to Buncombe County.