quote: Let's see, a grand total of 100 new jobs...
quote: Sales tax only applies to units sold in the state...and that's paid regardless of where the chips are manufactured
quote: As for utilities, thats a net loser for the state...additional power loads are always extremely costly in capital outlays for generating capacity (why do you think most power companies pay people to convert appliances to models which use *less* electricity?)
quote: Not sure what taxes you believe AMD is going to be paying in transportation
quote: the only real taxes that count are property taxes and one you didn't mention...assets and inventory. Taxes that, for a $3.5B facility, are going to take decades to recover a billion dollars