Gov. Pat McCrory (center) speaks with MetLife executive Eric Steigerwalt in 2013, when the insurer announced plans to create hubs in Charlotte and Cary in exchange for more than $87 million in taxpayer-funded incentives. Earlier this year, MetLife prepared ‘talking points’ at McCrory’s request to respond to media inquiries regarding a planned separation by the insurer from the Charlotte business, emails show. McCrory never used the points, a McCrory spokesman told the Observer. But the Commerce Department used some of them nearly verbatim in responses to Observer questions.
Gov. Pat McCrory (center) speaks with MetLife executive Eric Steigerwalt in 2013, when the insurer announced plans to create hubs in Charlotte and Cary in exchange for more than $87 million in taxpayer-funded incentives. Earlier this year, MetLife prepared ‘talking points’ at McCrory’s request to respond to media inquiries regarding a planned separation by the insurer from the Charlotte business, emails show. McCrory never used the points, a McCrory spokesman told the Observer. But the Commerce Department used some of them nearly verbatim in responses to Observer questions. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
Gov. Pat McCrory (center) speaks with MetLife executive Eric Steigerwalt in 2013, when the insurer announced plans to create hubs in Charlotte and Cary in exchange for more than $87 million in taxpayer-funded incentives. Earlier this year, MetLife prepared ‘talking points’ at McCrory’s request to respond to media inquiries regarding a planned separation by the insurer from the Charlotte business, emails show. McCrory never used the points, a McCrory spokesman told the Observer. But the Commerce Department used some of them nearly verbatim in responses to Observer questions. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

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