Agreement reached on corporate giveaway transparency | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Agreement reached on corporate giveaway transparency

Posted By on Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 1:01 PM

Arkansas Business reports that Rep. Warwick Sabin of Little Rock has withdrawn a bill to require the state to compile data on incentives given to lure business in return for a promise from the Arkansas Economic Development Department to begin reporting such information online.

More important than a central point to see a tally of money given away by the state is a reliable ongoing measurement of what the state gets in return for its corporate welfare payments.

The AEDC said it hoped to have a webpage on incentives for ever project running by the end of the year.

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