Thompson's plan for poor counties

April 10, 2008
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One piece of Jill Long Thompsonâ??s economic development platform calls for the stateâ??s offering greater incentives in counties with lower incomes and other measures of well-being.

Under her tier system, the less affluent the county, the greater the incentives available to businesses.

Thompsonâ??s challenger for the Democratic nomination for governor, Indianapolis architect Jim Schellinger, says favoring some counties over others in the competition for jobs is a recipe for resentment.

Thompsonâ??s plan probably will find receptive ears in rural areas that havenâ??t kept up with Indianapolis, as well as in West Lafayette and other places that are attracting development.

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  • It's a backwards policy. It's the same policy states use in the abatements and incentives process to lure companies (a trend that needs some serious exceptions and groundrules before it ruins the entire property tax system for the country). Instead of States competed now we are going to be having counties fighting one another to see who can throw in the most. If a county like Washington County is at the bottom and the state gives them 100K for a business to expand or be lured there, then that county could also throw in 100K of their own money, double the incentives and then a medium sized county would not have a chance at being able to match that. Then development will happen in more rural areas where there aren't homes, proper infrastructure, proper size of schools and will then just cause more of a problem for that county. I think it is a bad idea IMO.

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