Incentive Watch

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Here are some articles on incentives.

A new study from the North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law evaluates the costs of incentives. Read more. You can ownload a copy of the report here.

Hino Motors chose to locate its new truck factory in West Virginia. Read more.

Embattled Kentucky governor Ernie Fletcher is porposing a special session to address legislation to promote the conversion of coal to synthetic fuels. Given the charged political atmosphere, the governor faces an uphill battle to get anything done. Read more.

Arkansas is moving on after losing the latest Toyota plant to Tupelo. Read more.

The debate on the role of incentives is still underway in North Carolina. In the Triad region, EDPros still see incentives as critical, despite some evidence to the contrary. Read more.

During the last couple of weeks, I spent some time in Shreveport, LA where the economic development buzz focused on the film industry. Here's an overview of what's going on.

UPS gets an incentive package for expanding its hub in Louisville. Read more. Kentucky also awarded a $66 million incentive package to Ford. Read more.

Philip Morris said it would retunr $1 million in incventives from North Carolina. Read more.

Chrysler got a $16 million package for upgrading an engine plant in Wisconsin. Read more.

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