Runoff Candidates Vary On Corporate Incentives | Nashville Public Radio

Runoff Candidates Vary On Corporate Incentives

Jan 22, 2015

WPLN asked the candidates for their general feeling on tax breaks and cash grants for companies. 

“We've seen a dramatic increase since 2007 in Nashville's economic viability, and part of that has been through using corporate subsidies,” says at-large Metro Councilwoman Megan Barry, who has voted in favor of those incentive packages because she considers them good for the local economy.

Former school board chairman David Fox says it’s a necessary evil.

“If we were to just unilaterally disarm, I think we would see it be both quite difficult to recruit big employers. But I think we’d also lose some big employers,” he says.

The Candidates, Uncut (in alphabetical order):