Tax Incentives: Not Always the Answer for Alabama’s Economic Struggles

Feb 20, 2018

Last month, the state rejoiced with news that Alabama would be the home of a new Toyota-Mazda plant. The plant is expected to bring over 4,000 jobs and billions of dollars in net revenue to the state. With the execution of this deal, known as Project New World, state and local governments will give the two companies […]

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