Google’s Job Scam
One of the most brazen business practices is the game of getting communities to bid against one another in order to subsidize the location of new businesses, or even worse, to blackmail communities by threatening to relocate their business elsewhere. Now, the small, impoversihed town of Lenoir, NC is offering Google $212 million in benefits in tax breaks, infrastructure improvements, and other goodies over 30 years for an expected 210 jobs, more than $1 million per job.
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Byrnes, Nanette. 2007. “The High Cost Of Wooing Google.” Business Week (23 July): pp. 50-56.