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You probably know that Arkansas gives tax incentives to businesses for creating jobs. But can a company get those same incentives even if no new jobs are created? That may sound silly, but an incentive package offered to a Canadian custom metal parts manufacturer by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) does just that.

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DoubleBlind says...

Spot on; excellent article. Mr. Bundrick must be unaware, however, that the AR ledge is impervious to logic.

Posted 26 August 2017, 8:53 a.m. Suggest removal

TimberTopper says...

The subject is the most costly welfare system in this state as well as the nation. It is Corporate Welfare, whether it is on the front end or the back end, such as paying employees so little they have to have some type of government help to get by.

Posted 26 August 2017, 9:44 a.m. Suggest removal

Lifelonglearner says...

I am with TimberTopper. The most entrenched entitlement spending is called subsidies, tax cuts and other "incentives" targeted at big corporations and the 1%. As long as we have a budget deficit, anything that reduces Federal income is deficit spending in disguise.

Posted 26 August 2017, 10:26 a.m. Suggest removal

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