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Fishkind Conversations: Do Economic Incentives Really Lure Businesses?

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90.7's economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind, President of Fishkind and Associates

90.7's economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind, President of Fishkind and Associates

There’s been a lot of news recently about economic incentive payments for businesses. After attention was focused on a Carrier furnace plant’s plans to move 2,000 jobs to Mexico from Indiana, the state offered Carrier $7 million in incentives to keep 800 of them.

And here in Florida, there’s a legislative storm brewing over economic incentive payments – Governor Rick Scott has favored them in the past, but incoming House Speaker Richard Corcoran has called them “corporate welfare.”

90.7’s Nicole Darden-Creston asked economic analyst Hank Fishkind to weigh in on whether economic incentive payments work. His answer? “Sometimes.”

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Nicole Darden Creston

About Nicole Darden Creston

All Things Considered Host and Reporter

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from ... Read Full Bio »