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Movers and Takers

Are you getting stiffed on relocation incentives?

This story appears in the March 2003 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

States across the country enthusiastically wave the banner ofbusiness friendliness. But when it comes to handing out financialincentives, most companies miss out.

According to a survey released in September 2002 byPricewaterhouseCoopers, one in four of the small and middle-marketcompanies received help to fund expansion or relocation plans.Those who qualify for tax breaks, low-interest loans and cashgrants were also more likely to be manufacturers than servicecompanies, though service businesses represent a faster-growingsector of the .

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