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Old 04-12-2011, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Old Hyde Park, Kansas City,MO
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Here is a good new york times article about this, here you go

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/08/us...7j5K4Fyt5hbgYw

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Old 04-12-2011, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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Very good article from the Times. It really only points out things all of us already know, but it's nice to see recognitition from outside that this is not what most places are doing and it's a real detriment to the area.
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Old 04-12-2011, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Of the 53 companies that have received state tax incentives to move into Kansas since the 2009 fiscal year, 45 have been from Missouri, according to a spokesman for the Kansas Department of Commerce. During that period, just one company moved from Kansas to Missouri, according to Missouri figures.
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In Wyandotte County, Mr. Miles said, 133 of the 156 “new jobs” from out of state last year were from Missouri, using a phrase that has rankled those who say the same employees usually just alter their commutes.
That is stuff that the Kansas Star (yes I omitted City on purpose), would never publish.
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Old 04-12-2011, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Old Hyde Park, Kansas City,MO
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Why doesn't the state of Missouri just up the ante and offer free rent to businesses, they could use some of these old schools and things like that to offer the free rent.
They should be proactive in this, they can't just sit on the sideline and cry that it's unfair.

What would happen if this was the state of texas doing this or south dakota?
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Old 04-12-2011, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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What business do you think wants to move into an old abandoned school? They'd easily cost millions to retrofit and restore.

I don't think MO is crying that it's unfair; I think there's a growing contingent of public leaders as well as the business community who is questioning whether this is a good and proper use of taxpayer dollars.

From what I've gathered from several Kansas residents, there simply hasn't been much coverage from the press about these incentives and most residents aren't aware of the true extent of it.
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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From what I've gathered from several Kansas residents, there simply hasn't been much coverage from the press about these incentives and most residents aren't aware of the true extent of it.
Well said. I think is they trully knew the facts and economics of all this, they would probably be just as against what's going on as those in MO.
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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What's the ONE company that moved from Kansas to Missouri during the same time period that 45 moved from Missouri to Kansas?
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:54 PM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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Well said. I think is they trully knew the facts and economics of all this, they would probably be just as against what's going on as those in MO.
I agree. The tax is what it is and shouldn't be manipulated in any way that favors some players over others.
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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What's the ONE company that moved from Kansas to Missouri during the same time period that 45 moved from Missouri to Kansas?
I'm not sure, but I think samantha posted it when it happened to tell everybody that MO does it too.
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