On Incentives in Middle Tennessee

The Tennessean reports on Middle Tennessee local governments using incentives to try and bring more industry and jobs to their areas.
With jobless rates above 9 percent in much of Middle Tennessee, local governments are turning more often to tax incentives and other perks to attract new jobs, reigniting a fierce debate over how much cities and counties should pay for progress.
It’s not just a philosophical argument.
There’s a lot at stake — at least $248.3 million in today’s dollars in Davidson, Rutherford and Williamson counties alone, according to a Tennessean analysis of available records for 10 incentive-based projects since 2006 for which tax packages are fully known.

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