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'Innovation': Everybody wants it, but how to pay for it? Atrium Health plans $1.5B innovation district near future Wake Forest medical school

By Winston-Salem Journal  
   November 15, 2021

It also represents a case study of a large nonprofit healthcare system seeking economic benefits typically requested by, and approved for, a large corporation. The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners held a 2¼-hour public-planning meeting Nov. 9 on Atrium’s proposal. Atrium chief executive Eugene Woods and Wexford Science + Technology officials spent about an hour on presentations designed to encourage commissioners to provide $38.4 million in tax-increment grants over 13 years.

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