Tag Archives: financial incentives

State gives Mercedes $23 million package to move to Atlanta

Georgia assembled a hefty package of tax breaks and government grants to persuade Mercedes-Benz USA to relocate its U.S. headquarters in Metro Atlanta . . .

Tags: financial incentives , Georgia relocation , grants , Mercedes Benz , tax breaks

Reed says city will pay to make sure Hawks stay in Atlanta

Atlanta could pay the Atlanta Hawks as much as $150 million to persuade the prospective new owners to keep the NBA team in the city, Mayor Kasim Reed reveals . . .

Tags: atlanta braves , atlanta hawks , Bruce Levenson , Danny Ferry , financial incentives , Kasim Reed , new Hawks owners , Tim Lee

Political Notes – MARTA vote looks like a go in Clayton

Clayton County voters will get the chance to decide if they want the county to be a part of MARTA; new financial incentives are available to early education teachers . . .

Tags: Clayton County , DECAL , early educators , financial incentives , GAE , MARTA , Robert Ashe , self-driving vehicles , Sid Chapman , Trey Kelley

These jobs come at a steep, steep price

Why do Georgia officials keep throwing tax funds at corporate CEOs? Are those jobs really worth it? . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: Baxter International , economic development , financial incentives , tax exemptions

State incentives to Baxter could top $126 million

Baxter International was promised a package of incentives that could be worth more than $126.5 million in return for agreeing to locate a manufacturing facility in Georgia . . .

Tags: Baxter International , Caterpillar , Department of Economic Development , financial incentives , jobs tax credits , Kia Motors , manufacturing facility , tax exemptions

‘Open records’ law will keep a lot of documents secret

The revision of the state’s open records law will make a lot of government records anything but open . . .

Tags: Chris Cummiskey , David Hudson , Department of Economic Development , financial incentives , Georgia Press Association , Nathan Deal , open records , Robert Williams , Shawn McIntosh

Bribing big business

Kudos to Carrie Teegardin for an excellent article in the Journal-Constitution detailing the state’s offer of $96 million to persuade NCR to relocate its corporate headquarters to Gwinnett County and open a manufacturing plant in Columbus.

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: economic development , financial incentives , Kia , NCR , Sonny Perdue