North Carolina courted Apple for eight months

North Carolina officials began negotiating with Apple in September about a project that ultimately led the California computer company to agree this month to build a $1 billion data center in the state.

Records released Thursday by the N.C. Department of Commerce show tedious negotiations over eight months focused on tax issues.

Apple told state officials that they would have to change the way income taxes are computed to win the facility over Virginia, the primary competitor.

Legislators complied in May.

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