Incentives Watch

Monday, February 12, 2007

Google has gotten into some hot water over its recent incentive package in North Carolina.

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The Triad region of North Carolina is pushing hard for a new Honda jet plant. Read more here and here.

Local officials are increasingly under pressure to justify local incentive packages. At times, the pressure comes from local newspapers, like this report from Warren, Ohio. At other times, the pressure comes from local officials asking tough questions about the returns from these incentives. Here's an example from Texas. Read more. And another from Maine.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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