Tax Credits for Rural Jobs Cause Trouble for Some States

By: - April 20, 2017 12:00 am

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Part I: In Search of Rural Jobs, States Weigh Strategy With Checkered Past

The programs are so complex, and the promises so appealing, that states typically don’t take a close look at them until it’s too late.

Part II: How Savvy Financiers Pitch Complex Investment Programs

Economists and policy analysts say the complex lending programs have failed to deliver promised jobs and tax revenue.

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Jen Fifield

Jen Fifield reports on rural issues for Stateline, She has covered government in Maryland and Arizona. She has won several regional journalism awards, and was recently a fellow in the Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She graduated with honors from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.