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Thejesus
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Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 9:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I found this especially interesting because the article says it will create 299 jobs, but it currently only employs 110 people...which makes this sound more like a relocation than an expansion...

Also, the article says this will create approximately $47.6 million in personal income for residents over the next 5 years...sounds good on the surface

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/a pps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/2007 0213/REG/70213005/1041/REG

And here's the company's website...

http://www.landon-ip.com/

(Message edited by thejesus on February 20, 2007)
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Iheartthed
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Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 9:55 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Go Jenny!
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Smogboy
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Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 9:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Right now I'd be willing to take a lemonade stand opening up in our neighborhoods!

Sure the numbers may seem a little boastful now but every little bit that comes in and doesn't leave (or fold) is a good thing for the area. Also being non-automotive based might also lend to some stability here as well.
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 10:02 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Intellectual-property consultancy gets tax break to open Southfield office"

Should we really give businesses a tax break to relocate to Southfield? Why not for more depressed areas of the state as long as the business is getting a tax break anyways?
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Detroitrulez
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Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 10:04 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

299 jobs? They couldn't add one more and make it an even 300?
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Thejesus
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Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 10:14 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Should we really give businesses a tax break to relocate to Southfield? Why not for more depressed areas of the state as long as the business is getting a tax break anyways?"

Beggers can't be chosers...Michigan is not in a position to nitpick right now...If this company wanted to move to Southfield, and Michigan told them that they'd only get a credit if they moved elsewhere, would that be worth losing them over it?

Besides, Southfield has got a ton of prime office space to fill...it's one of the best places a company like this could go in our state
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Mind_field
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Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 11:25 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

With the metro region hemorrhaging jobs at an alarming pace, Michigan needs every single last job it has the power to create, or help create with tax breaks. Of course it would be ideal to see them in the city somewhere.
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Danny
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Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 3:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

YAY!!!! There are more jobs being created in Michigan, No the automotive indursty, but other alternative economic sources. Granholm is staying the course. I glad I choose her.

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