December 22, 2013 12:00 AM

Editorial: Richland County must clarify where it stands on incentives for retailers

THE COMMUNITY is split over whether Richland County should have offered a large retailer an incentive package to help it locate in the Midlands: Those who believe Costco would expand shopping choices and spur the surrounding economy lament that the deal seems to have soured, while others believe the county never should have considered giving a private enterprise perks that ultimately would be shouldered by taxpayers, including the new business’s competitors.

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