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What's the real cost of attracting a business...

Postby D2Cat » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:33 pm

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Postby dun » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:38 pm

I have always wondered how giving stuff to corporations to get them to move is any different then the gov handing out welfare.
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Postby Bigfoot » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:17 pm

I know very little about it, but our community as well as the state offers goodies to factories. Always heard they come here, because of our uneducated workforce. You seldom hear about one of the factories doing something for the community.
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Postby Craig Miller » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:19 pm

The town/county next to me co signed on a million and a half dollars for an rv company. Company closed up and moved to Canada. Guess who got left holding the bag.
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Postby Bright Raven » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:25 pm

It is another way our politicians line their pockets.
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Postby True Grit Farms » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:15 am

Attracting business is a good thing for the local economy, we have no jobs in our community. I see folks sitting on the porch counting cars every time I go to town.
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Re: What's the real cost of attracting a business...

Postby Allenw » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:31 am

To many times the jobs brought into a community are low paying jobs that the employees survive on or still qualify for forms of public assistance.
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Postby callmefence » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:42 pm

It dam sure doesn't help when folks don't care if they have a job or not.
If they opened a factory here right now they better bring some help with em.

People would rather set on the porch and count cars.
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Postby Brute 23 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:07 pm

What you don't see is by putting one of these businesses like Amazon in it changes the whole landscape of an areas. There will be tons of shops and businesses that go in just to support that one business. All the property values from commercial to residential will go up. It causes a huge chain reaction.

Just putting a Wal-Mart in can rejuvenate a whole area.

It is funny that these business like Amazon will curse "tax breaks for the rich" then put on some thing like this to see what they can get out of a city. The hypocrisy is very very strong in that sector.
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Postby Ky cowboy » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:39 pm

My county is very industrial and rural at the same time 5 or 6 large factories (600+) employees. And every time any take applications they'll have 100's of them turned in. They do a lot for our community sponsoring sport teams building play grounds etc
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Re: What's the real cost of attracting a business...

Postby ddd75 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:54 pm

i don't want them here.. too much building already. cows need a place too.
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