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image Chapter Two imageSite Location 101: How Companies Decide Where to Expand or Relocate

[As a businessman] I never made an investment decision based on the Tax Code… [I]f you are giving money away I will take it. If you want to give me inducements for something I am going to do anyway, I will take it. But good business people do not do things because of inducements, they do it because they can see that they are going to be able to earn the cost of capital out of their own intelligence and organization of resources.

—Paul O’Neill, former CEO of Alcoa ...

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