Mr. Crocker added that the Obama administration had offered a grant program in 2011 that benefited small firms. “That improvement made it relevant for organizations in our position.” Mr. Moody said that his firm, too, had participated. Another helpful incentive, said Mr. Crocker, was the angel tax credit that “indirectly benefits us through our investors. This is an example of a common-sense innovation to reward people who invested in innovation here in the state.” Ms. Hattendorf said that a large multi-national company like Motorola looks for a stable tax environment when selecting a site a facility. “Having a predictable environment is critical for us,” she said.



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