Inside Lewis points to an interesting tool. Think of it as an “Old Boys Club Membership Finder” (Alas, it seems to be broken). Drill down to your local town or county to find out who’s business is Empire Zone worthy. If I hire my son to mow the lawn, I wonder if I would qualify?
From The Post Standard:
“No Taxes . . . No Kidding!”
What The Post-Standard found over the more than three years it has investigated Empire Zones is a program that has greased the palms of many existing, wealthy businesses. In the process, it has grown from giving $30 million worth of tax credits in 2000 to an expected $558 million this year.