PBS NewsHour Weekend's Cross Border Business-States Compete to Attract and Retain Companies, which was scheduled to air Sunday, January 29, 2017, has been postponed.
The show, which features First Selectman Mike Tetreau discussing the impact of the GE Sale and the impact of state aid cuts on Fairfield, is being rescheduled to a date to be determined. The new air date will be announced once it is determined.
The hour-long show, Cross Border Business-States Compete to Attract and Retain Companies,
will be hosted by PBS NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Christopher Booker who will report on the business tug of war between states, and why one Fortune 100 company left one state for another.
The show will take an in-depth look at American companies that have often moved manufacturing plants overseas in search of cheaper labor or easier access to raw materials. But inside the U.S., American states find themselves competing with each other to host corporate headquarters or factories and the good paying white collar and blue collars jobs that come with them. In turn, corporations leverage their position to shop around for the best deals and tax incentives to relocate.
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