Tax incentives are back in the news with Commerce RI granting them to Amgen. Is that a good idea?

A BELIEVER IN RHODE ISLAND: Amgen Rhode Island vice president of operations Tia Bush said that the company's decision to build a new plant in Rhode Island was
A BELIEVER IN RHODE ISLAND: Amgen Rhode Island vice president of operations Tia Bush said that the company's decision to build a new plant in Rhode Island was "a testament to our skilled, dedicated workforce" at the company's West Greenwich manufacturing facility. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
The R.I. Commerce Corp. has approved up to $9.2 million in incentives for Amgen Inc. to build a $165 million biomanufacturing plant in West Greenwich. The company expects to add 150 jobs to its existing 625 at its Rhode Island campus, with the potential to grow to up to 300, depending on business conditions and…

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