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Great Organizing in Baltimore Wins Delay in Nation’s Third-Largest TIF Deal

An incredible community-labor mobilization in Baltimore has tied up what would be the third-biggest private-sector tax increment financing (TIF) deal in U.S. history.

By Matthew L. Wald Sept. 12, 2014

When Nevada lured Tesla Motors to the Reno area to build a giant battery factory, a triumphant governor, Brian Sandoval, proclaimed that every dollar his state was spending in tax incentives and other subsidies would yield $80 in economic activity.