Tax Credits for Rural Jobs Cause Trouble for Some States

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Part I: In Search of Rural Jobs, States Weigh Strategy With Checkered Past

The programs are so complex, and the promises so appealing, that states typically don’t take a close look at them until it’s too late.

Part II: How Savvy Financiers Pitch Complex Investment Programs

Economists and policy analysts say the complex lending programs have failed to deliver promised jobs and tax revenue.