Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Chamber, Taxpayers op-ed in today's Boston Globe

To keep jobs, don’t kill tax incentives

By Michael Widmer, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, and Jim Klocke, executive vice president of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

Globe Staff / March 29, 2011

THE DEBATE about state economic policy has escalated in recent days, fueled by Fidelity’s decision to move jobs to neighboring states. While it’s good to have an honest and open conversation about state economic policy, we shouldn’t focus the discussion so narrowly that we miss the bigger picture.

Every month thousands of Massachusetts companies make decisions about adding, locating, or reducing jobs. The question is how to make more of those decisions go in our favor. The best way to do so is by sustaining the state’s leading industries, including financial services....

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