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Mecklenburg Co. Commission agrees to help pay Carowinds for park expansion

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MECKLENBURG COUNTY -- The Mecklenburg County Commission will help pay Carowinds Theme Park to expand.

On Tuesday night the board agreed to give nearly $600,000 in incentives during the next three years to the park's owner if it goes ahead with a $43 million project to add new rides and attractions.

The upgrades are estimated to create almost 300 jobs, many of them part-time for young people.

The Charlotte City Council also agreed to a Carowinds incentives package at their meeting Monday night.

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