Originally Posted by Patrick S
Collective shrug? I think this would have been a great addition in Tucson. Think of the high-paying jobs this would have created. This means more tax dollars and the money paid these new workers ripples through the economy creating more jobs elsewhere. Plus, the hope was this would help create a bigger and better hi-tech sector in Tucson which could get other such type employers here.
That's certainly the truth, but I was pointing out that NOT getting this deal has not lead to endless hand wringing and self-whipping. Nevada gave a lot of incentives and the local feeding frenzy seemed to calm down to responsible levels before the announcement. Nevada gave $200,000 in incentives per job - we would have had a hard time with that as a community, I think.