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Are Corporate Tax Breaks Worth It?

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at 9:00 am
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Ohio just gave tax breaks of $82 million for GM in Lordstown, $68 million for Bridgestone in Akron and $1.7 million for Ford in Lima. It's nice to keep industry around, but is the state getting its money's worth? On The Sound of Ideas®, we take a look at the economics of the corporate tax breaks that have become standard practice in economic development. We'll find out how much they influence corporate decision-making, what other factors count and just how much bang we're getting for our tax break buck.


Robert Chirinko, professor in the Finance Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a research fellow at the Center For Economic Studies (Munich).
Ron Kitchens, chief executive officer of Southwest Michigan First
William Wells, President, Sales and Marketing, ViewRay Incorporated

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