September 08, 2015

Times Union: States waging a new 'war'



Times Union

In its ubiquitous television ads, the START-UP NY program proclaims: "The 'new' New York is open. ... Open to ambition; open to bold ideas," through 10-year tax-free partnerships with colleges or universities.

But down South, Alabama's come-on to firms has its own catchphrase: "Taking Care of Business."

One Alabama Department of Commerce print ad features an Airbus jet and a pair of military helicopters over the caption, "Great Companies Land here. And then they really take off."

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