The North Carolina legislature is scheduled to approve a tax break for companies that keep 1,100 or more jobs in the state.
The bill would exempt companies that employ fewer than 1,500 workers from paying taxes on wages paid to state employees.
The bill passed the state Senate on Thursday and is headed for Gov.
Roy Cooper’s desk.
The measure passed the House on Thursday by a voice vote.
Cooper has said the bill will be the first of its kind in the nation.
House Minority Leader Richard Corcoran said the state is making the right decision by creating a tax incentive to encourage companies to bring jobs back.