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La. Tax Incentives Require More Accountability, Allow More Local Say

Courtesy: LED

TAX INCENTIVE ADJUSTMENTS - One of the best tools government officials have in their arsenal to attract business development in the state of Louisiana comes in the form of tax credits or tax breaks.  But some recent studies suggest that Louisiana has been too generous in the past and that verifying criteria of direct economic benefit has been too vague.    Secretary for Louisiana Economic Development,  Don Pierson explains some recent changes in the application process that  gives more input from local communities most affected by the incentives.


Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.