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Economic Incentive Standards Close to Final Vote

Following some minor changes to a plan for standardizing economic incentives in La Crosse, the proposal heads for a vote in front of the full city council next week.  City council president Dick Swantz says the most important change is establishing time limits for the city to act so that business will know what to expect.  But the essential parts are still there.  Like the creation of a new economic development commission; basically a first stop for developers

 

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Standards for economic incentives have long been sought by critics who complain city hall gives some businesses preferential treatment over others.

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