You want proof that the North Carolina Film Industry creates revenue? Just ask the state’s own Department of Revenue who have released the numbers. As one crew member said, “This official state report PROVES that film in North Carolina pumps money into the economy…and lots of it!”
The report above gives you an exact look of how much money was spent in North Carolina via production companies and exactly how much each production got back.
The NCDOR reports from 2005-2014 all in one PDF (above).
The last page illustrates that in 2014 film productions spent over $241M in the state and got back just over $60M.
These numbers come from the state, not any bias party. How much more proof does one need?