Sunday, February 12, 2006
Time is short this week, and so is my review of incentive articles.
North Carolina is finding that not all incentive initiatives have ready takers. Read more.
The Massachusetts legislature is considering major new investments in biotechnology and life sciences. Read more.
Residents in a Florida county learned about enterprise zones. The article provides a short review of what's available in Florida. Read more.
Legislators in Maine are struggling with how to adjust to the closure of the Brunswick Naval Air Station. Read more.
Washington State invested a boatload in incentives to keep Boeing happy. Now they are extending some of the benefits to Boeing's suppliers. Read more.
Missouri provides the clearest case of the trade-off between incentives for companies and investments in education. Read more.
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