The Dispatch is reporting that the Kasich Administration and JobsOhio are again providing financial incentives to companies that are doing nothing more than moving from one Ohio city to another.

This time it’s TimberTech, a PA-based company who is shutting down their Columbus plant and laying off 58 workers.  At the same time, they are recieving  a financial grant and a 50 percent tax cut over eight years in order to open a new plant in Wilmington Ohio as long as they promise to hire 85 new employees.

In 2011 Diebold and American Greeting both got huge financial incentive packages ($56 Million and $100 Million) in order to build new headquarters with similar promises to hire new employees.   Both companies cancelled plans for new construction and ended up laying off tons of workers: 700+ for Diebold and over 2000 for American Greetings.

The Dispatch reports that “A spokeswoman for Kasich declined to address a question about development policy related to providing companies moving from one Ohio city to another with state-sponsored incentives. “

Of course they did.

 

 

 

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  • missskeptic

    Too many damn Democrats in Columbus.

  • Think.

    This short-con trick is just another “shell game” perpetrated by the governor and his accomplices. Don’t fall for Johnny’s sleight of hand!

  • Dale Russell

    well by moving to Wilmington they probably get all kinds of federal perks too- especially since 60 min on msnbc just recently replayed all the stories they did about DHL failure

  • bronncohowie

    “RobsOhio” is just a slush fund for King Kasichs’ presidential run in 2016 !

  • http://ohio15th.blogspot.com StubbornLiberal

    You are correct! It is a shell game. Since Kasich is reluctant to release info on “RobsOhio,” we may never know all the details of how much tax money is being given away.

  • dmoore2222

    John Kasich. Ha, ha. Ha, ha, ha. Ha, ha, ha. Ha, ha, ha. Ha, ha, ha. Ha, ha, ha. Ha, ha, ha. Ha, ha, ha. Ha, ha, ha. Ha, ha, ha. Ha, ha, ha. Ha, ha, ha. Ha, ha, ha. Ha, ha, ha. Don’t make me laugh. Ha, ha, ha. Ha, ha, ha. Ha, ha, ha. Ha, ha, ha. Oh, stop it. Ha, ha, ha.Ha, ha, ha.Ha, ha, ha.Ha, ha, ha. C’mon now. Ha, ha, ha.Ha, ha, ha.Ha, ha, ha.

  • dmoore2222

    Let’s see. We have a company with 58 fewer employees now getting state money and tax breaks as long as they “promise” to hire 85 new employees. Even if they do keep their promise this is only a net gain of 27 jobs. Wow! What a game-changer. And I’d love to know what those jobs pay. You can bet it’s less than the pay for the jobs they dumped.

  • lightningbug54

    Well, on paper, it will show the gain of 85 new employees, and it will not mention the 58 laid off employees who are probably getting unemployment and food stamps, etc. Makes the entire failure look like a “miracle” — a good magician’s trick!!!!!

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