Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ohio governor shifting gears on economic development incentives

During his year-ender with reporters last month, Ohio Governor John Kasich said he isn't interested in companies that come to him with threats of moving out of state absent copious incentive packages.

Here's how he was quoted on the subject: "If you want to leave Ohio and you say we're leaving if you don't give us help, that program's off the board. It's not on our website. We might help somebody if they're leaving and it's a special case … Believe me, there are CEOs that call me. I say, look, if you want to leave, I hope you have a nice trip. You know what's funny? They don't leave. Then they want me to get in a bidding war with somebody in another state." More here.

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