[Metro Finance Department Director Rich] Riebeling always offers the same excuse: The administration “hasn’t done a good job explaining” and he usually adds something to the effect a little more homework is needed.
I agree, we need a new mayor, but who? No one has stepped forward.
I am not as familiar as I would like to be with how all this incentive stuff works. I doubt incentives are only offered to companies to relocate here. Last week The City Paper reported:
“We are extremely excited to commit to continue to grow our business here in Nashville,” said Asurion President Gerald Risk. “As a management team, we constantly evaluate where is the best location for our team, and we’re glad Nashville makes it so easy to continue to locate much of our growth here.”
The expansion is the result of a deal struck with state and local economic development officials, though the parties declined to discuss specific incentives.
"Nashville makes it easy," "declined to discuss specific incentives." I wonder if we will ever know how much those “specific incentives” will cost the taxpayers of Davidson County. Where is the transparency on that deal?
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