Local Incentives Agreements

With the goal of more transparency and open discussions on the role of government, BC Public Record is making these local Incentives Agreements available for your information and consideration.  Keep in mind that these ‘deals’ do not include the agreements made with the state.  Double dipping with crony corporate welfare is common.

Knox News reported that the incentives package for Advanced Munitions International (AMI) is $26.6 M but this figure doesn’t include the tax abatement that AMI will receive.  AMI is required to provide 477 jobs paying an average of $43,800 in salaries and benefits.

Compare that to Kristine Tallent working at the City of Maryville making $105,608.57 (excluding benefits) or Blount County Commissioner Mike Caylor working at the City of Maryville making $69,424.78 (excluding benefits) or Blount County Commissioner Grady Caskey a teacher working for Blount County Schools making $53,080 (excluding benefits) or Blount County Commissioner Dodd Crowe a teacher working for Blount County Schools making $64,380 (excluding benefits) or Dodd Crowe’s wife Renda making $64,380 (excluding benefits) or Blount County Commissioner Gary Farmer working for Blount County Schools making $68,792 (excluding benefits) or Melissa Bowers wife of Blount County Commissioner Brad Bowers working for Maryville City Schools making $65,302.32 (excluding benefits) or Kristi Yates sister of Blount County Commissioner Brad Bowers working for Blount County Schools making $50,582 (excluding benefits) or City of Maryville Manager Greg McClain making $145,000.27 (excluding benefits) or Patricia Stinnett wife of Blount County Commissioner Tom Stinnett making $71,719.32 (excluding benefits) working for Maryville City Schools or Blount County Mayor Ed Mitchell making $123,726 or Blount County Sheriff James Berrong making $117,835 (excluding benefits) or the General Sessions judges making $158,795 (excluding benefits) or Bryan Daniels working for the Blount Partnership whose full salary is unknown but has said that the taxpayers are paying $50,000 of it.

The next time you see these people cutting ribbons and taking credit for giving the farm away, remember that many of them make far more than you do.  But you should be happy that they used your money and took credit for bringing in jobs that pay far less than they make right?

“And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.”  2 Peter 2:3

 

AMI Incentives Part 1 (odd pages)  AMI Incentives Part 2 (even pages)
Ceramaspeed Incentives
Cirrus Incentives
Denso Incentives
First Tennessee Incentives
Koide Tennessee Incentives
ProNova Incentives
Surface Igniter Incentives