Robertson: Workforce development and economic development go hand in hand

By , Guest Columnist Published: February 24, 2019 1:21 PM CT
Guest Columnist

Beverly C. Robertson

Beverly C. Robertson is the president of the Greater Memphis Chamber, principal of TRUST Marketing, and recently retired president of the National Civil Rights Museum. 

When reporting on economic development, the media often emphasizes tax breaks while downplaying the net new taxes generated. This leads many people to simply misunderstand how incentives work and can have serious repercussions for a community, as can be seen in New York with Amazon.


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