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Sarasota’s Economic Development — Playing Poker with Taxpayers Dollars

I just read a fascinating article in the September issue of BIZ941 Magazine. The piece is by Johannes Werner — titled Incentive Poker: Sarasota’s aggressive game of creating jobs is hurting neighboring counties.

Here’s an outtake:

It seems we’ve swung from one extreme to the other — from bullying a small manufacturer to shower it with tax rebates and cash.

I really encourage you to read the piece — you can pick up a copy of BIZ 941 at local bookstores or read the story online by clicking here:

Posted on September 5th, 2010Comments RSS Feed

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