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By Matt Glynn

November 18, 2011

The Clarence Industrial Development Agency on Thursday approved a sales tax break to support a restaurant opening on Transit Road...

Clarence IDA members defended providing tax breaks for a restaurant, saying that the site is in a town “enhancement zone” targeted for improvements and that the project will spur new investment in vacant space...

Groups such as the Coalition for Economic Justice have criticized IDAs for awarding tax breaks to businesses that the group argues fail to create good-paying jobs in exchange for tax abatements. The coalition says IDAs should be more selective with tax breaks.

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