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Thompson's plan for poor counties

April 10, 2008
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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