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Resource ID: #15910
Subject: Business
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Date: Dec. 5-7, 1999


The state of Wisconsin has handed out more than $1 billion in incentives over 13 years to a small fraction of the state's public and private firms. Development officials claim this practice creates thousands of new jobs, but a computer investigation by the Journal Sentinel found these claims are often false. The average job created by the business incentives program costs the public $90,000 -- or nine times the state's own maximum cost-per-job guidelines.

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