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"Since 80 percent of the county’s ad valorem income is provided through residential taxes, the county is actively working to diversify its tax base. By creating a better business climate and attracting new businesses, Ochs said, the tax burden could be spread over a greater number of payers."
I read this several times, and I am trying to understand how the tax burden could be spread over a greater number of payers of which 80% are residents, YET we must attract more business?
Remember Jackson Labs?
Folks, pay close attention when government leaders want to expand, they generally mean subsidies, and a whole bunch of gimmies.
Just keep in mind 80% is paid by residences, and yet I have heard this story that the county MUST attract more business.
Disclaimer: I am a small business owner and consider myself a job creator, but not at the expense of residents or to simply justify more government programs such as incentives to draw more business at the expense of residents.
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