Incentive Watch

Monday, May 14, 2007

Alabama beat out Lousiana for a german steel plant. Alabama chosen as site for steel plant. The package for the steel giant includes $461 million in upfront incentives such as land acquisition, site preparation and work force training, and a total of $350 million over time in state and local tax breaks. Read more.

The $400 million pool created in Louisiana for the bid is now up for grabs. Read more.

In New York, the governor has been urged to shut down the troubled Empire Zone program. Read more.

Bill Schweke, a long time analyst of economic development incentives, continues to raise questions about incen tives policy in North Carolina. Read more.

Another noted analyst, Ross Gittell, outlined the benefits and costs of an R&D tax credit in New Hampshire. Pros outweigh cons in BIA R&D study

posted by Ed Morrison |

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