Progressive Voices

We need an accurate picture of North Carolina’s business incentives budget

Few government expenditures are more controversial these days than “business incentives.” With incentives, of course, government provides direct cash payments and/or tax breaks to a private business in order to get it to move to (or stay in) a particular community. ...
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Progressive Voices

Economic development policy should put people first

By William Schweke, CFED Conventional wisdom says that tax breaks and other incentives are the drivers in state and local development and that their availability and size are the key determinates of business location decisions. Yet, is this ...
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