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Empire Zone reform would hit North Country retail

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Governor David Paterson wants a major overhaul of the controversial Empire Zone development program. Empire Zones offer tax breaks to hundreds of businesses in the North Country. But the program has been plagued for years by accusations of mismanagement and spiraling costs. As Brian Mann reports, state officials plan to scrap the benefit for retail stores and make it harder for all companies to qualify.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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