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Jon Talton

Analysis and commentary on economic news, trends and issues, with an emphasis on Seattle and the Northwest.

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March 13, 2014 at 10:27 AM

In the incentives game, the house always wins

In 2011, North Carolina provided $22 million in incentives to lure the headquarters of Chiquita Brands International to Charlotte from its longtime home in downtown Cincinnati. The company jumped at the offer, especially because it was no longer controlled by Cincinnati financier Carl Lindner. After much celebration, Charlotte slipped on the banana peel. Earlier this week,…


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