Sunday, June 03, 2007
Here are some articles on incentives I came across last week.
In Kansas City, an active debate is underway on the use of incentives. School officials are concerned about the aggressive use of incentives. Read more. A task force has been formed to look at local policies. Read more.
Industrial incentives encourage sprawl in Buffalo, according to a new report. Read more.
Cuyahoga County, OH (Cleveland) is providing funds to develop business plans for two innovation zones. (Disclosure: I wrote the policies for these zones.) Read more. E-mail me if you would like to learn more.
Tennessee's governor is proposing major new incentives for companies that relocate their headquarters or invest in major factory upgrades. Read more.
Mike Olivier, head of Louisiana's economic development office, gives his views on why Louisiana lost to Alabama in the competition to site a $3.7 billion, 2,700-worker steel mill. Read more.
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