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Site seeing: Location consultants eye Florida's incentives policy

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Del Boyette, of Boyette Stategic Advisors, quipped, "People love to use the term, 'they gave the store away.' They don't give them anything."

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Site seeing: Location consultants eye Florida's incentives policy

Mike Vogel | 2/27/2017

The debate in Florida over offering incentives to companies locating operations here has drawn the attention of a crucial national audience: Site selectors, the consultants paid by corporations to find and evaluate sites and negotiate incentive deals.

Dropping incentives, says, Del Boyette, of Boyette Strategic Advisors, an Arkansas firm that works in Florida, “sends a message you’re not open for business anymore. You don’t want to compete. It’s not true, but it’s what people think.”

“It’s not helpful,” agrees another such consultant, Mark Sweeney.

ALSO IN THIS ARTICLE: McCallum Sweeney Consulting; Phil Schneider; Craig Richard; Crystal Sircy

 

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