The commissioners also approved economic development incentives, in the form of straight cash, for Linamar and PolyLinks. Members of the peanut gallery received the usual lecture about the need to forsake ideologies and do what is pragmatic for job creation. Of course the multicolored bar and pie charts were invoked to show all the multipliers. John Hood, of the JLF, however, recently told StarNews Online:

A company that comes for cash can leave for cash. A company that comes for infrastructure improvements can leave, too. But they can’t take that infrastructure with them.