Originally Posted by Double Barrel
Why don't we do that for large manufacturing companies that actually bring jobs to the city? We could finance their buildings for them, give tax breaks and whatever else they need to ensure a 30 year lease and prosperity for the area?
I'm pretty sure there are "similar" deals worked out with large manufacturing companies. Check out the property values of all the refineries in your area & check them against the tax roles.
We're paying. They just use a different vocabulary.