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REUTERS/Darren Hauck/Files - Steam is seen drifting from a factory over the Hoan Bridge in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in this February, 6, 2014.

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Regional alignment, not competition: How Greater Milwaukee is remaking economic development

April 27, 2016, Amy Liu

Nearly every city and its surrounding counties compete on business location, motivated to maximize their individual tax bases. I have written, along with countless others, about how this prisoner’s dilemma for jurisdictions often results in little, if any, creation of new jobs or income in metro areas.

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