QUIZ module 5 - States and cities across the U.S hungry to...

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States and cities across the U.S., hungry to create jobs, are using increasingly controversial incentives to compete for some of the world's most sophisticatedmanufacturers: passenger-jet makers. The trend has accelerated since the recession, with states providing at least $1 billion in various incentives since 2008 to draw aerospace investments. That includes $450 million to attract Boeing to S. Carolina, $158 million from Alabama for rival Airbus, and $57 million from Virginia to drawengine-maker Rolls-Royce. But the escalation of local sweeteners also faces opposition from critics who say politicians are using public funds inefficiently to pick winners that market forces should be lifting. Even without the global politics of airline manufacturing, the economic incentives for Airbus to build more plants in France are difficult. With a headcount of 1,000, the new plant surpasses France's various thresholds for taking on a welter of worker "protections" and the burden of union bureaucracies. But it's worth noting that Airbusdidn't just pick the U.S. over France, Germany, or China. It chose Alabama over
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