Frank Gibson

State officials will add a provision to deals with companies to recoup taxpayer money if the companies fail to meet stated job creation goals, a spokesman for the Department of Economic and Community Development said.

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The governor wants to pump $70 million into the Fast Track grant program which is used to entice companies like Amazon to locate in Tennessee in addition to tax incentives and tax credits. Under a bill that gained committee approval Tuesday, the state would collect more information from applying businesses but share none of it with taxpayers.

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