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Boeing and State Incentives — Update — What Are the Implications?

Boeing employees voted today in favor of contract and pension limitations to secure their jobs.  This was against the advice of their union leaders. This vote has convinced Boeing to keep production of the new 777X in the State of … Continue reading

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State Incentives and Jobs — Yes, Incentives are Important.

      The recent news that Boeing in the state of Washington and ESPN in Connecticut have received or about to receive millions more in state tax breaks have revived the national debate over the merit of state economic incentives to attract and … Continue reading

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Airbus and Alabama — New Foreign Investment into States — Should this be a top priority for economic development and jobs in the U.S., You think?

Airbus has just announced the building of a $600 million plant in Alabama for production of the A320. This will generate 1,000 new jobs. This doesn’t counter sub-contractors and vendors rushing to supply the new facility. Here’s a few interesting … Continue reading

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State Incentives & Global Trade – Poor Accountability & Corporate Welfare? — No.

Weak economic performance over the last decade has prompted states to become more aggressive in their economic development efforts to attract foreign firms, investment, and jobs. Critics argue that state incentives to attract foreign firms amount to corporate welfare. These … Continue reading

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