A series of recent polls have asked people for their thoughts on using incentives for business attraction and expansion:

  • 61% of respondents in a national MSN survey said they would “back government incentives to lure a big company.”
  • 48% of respondents in an Iowa poll think tax incentives for economic development are mostly a success.
  • 80% of Virginians support the use of tax breaks or other incentives for companies that agree to expand or relocate their operations to Virginia, according to a VCU poll.

Public backing for incentives that support business attraction and expansion projects remains strong.