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Take your example

a bit further.

On that $10,000,000 film budget, the state would write a check for $2.5 million.

A relevant question is how much revenue comes into the state and community from local salaries, hotels, meals, and all of the other expenditures?

And remember the trickle down effect. Money spent on hotels and meals, for instance, gets recycled in the community through salaries paid to employees.

Put the file commission's rep on the spot and have him justify the incentives by giving some specific numbers.

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