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February 9, 2014

NEDC making right incentive moves

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NORMAN —

As was pointed out, 98 percent of IMMY’s sales come from outside of Oklahoma. That means new money is being pumped into the local economy. Additionally, it is these types of higher paying jobs that reduce the “brain drain” for our college graduates. Let’s keep our college graduates here and help grow our community.

I do not have a dog in this fight but I feel if the NEDC has evaluated the arrangement and concluded that this was an acceptable risk and was within their mission, then I am fully supportive. I will be the first to agree that not all incentives work. However, the NEDC and the city have done their homework on this one.

EDD PAINTER

Norman

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