Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Here's some articles on incentives from the past week or so.
College Station, TX is examining how it invests $3 million+ in incentive money. Read more.
The debate over incentives in North Carolina continues to move along. Here's another critique. Read more.
The mayor of Kansas City is trying to bring some reason to the city's TIF policies. Read more. Here's an update.
A couple of insurance companies are hunting incentives in Iowa. And they are based in Iowa. Read more.
Alabama is planning to revamp its incentives. Read more.
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