Before the supreme court will be a case that helps decide whether or not corporations are allowed to pit one community against another to decrease thier tax liability or plain out right pay private companies money for locating in their area. Companies have found the government to be the most profitable avenue for capital expansions. Where is the free market? We have locked ourselves into paying for corporation's expenses. Is this not socialism? When will it stop?
Gold'n Plump WI plans
Poultry company considering expansion seeks state incentives
Nov. 01, 2005
MILWAUKEE - Gold'n Plump Poultry executives have met with Wisconsin Commerce Department officials and two legislators to see what incentive packages the state could offer as the firm considers expanding, a company manager said.
Bill Petz, director of the company's Arcadia operations, said Monday that the firm based in St. Cloud, Minn., would decide by Jan. 1 where it will expand.
"They're looking at two possibilities," said state Sen. Ron Brown, R-Eau Claire, who attended the meeting last week. "One would be an expansion in Minnesota, the other would be an expansion in Wisconsin. ... We were certainly trying to find a way to put a package together that would be competitive with whatever Minnesota would offer them."
Brown said Minnesota enacted a program two years ago that gives significant tax exemptions to businesses that start or expand in certain rural areas.
Petz said that, if the company decides to expand in Arcadia, new employees there will start at $9 an hour, with some maintenance and supervisory jobs paying $15 to $20.
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel