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Erie IDA eyes largest subsidy package in years

Tax breaks for Sonwil Distribution work out to $621,000 per new job. Poloncarz has raised objections, however.

WEST SENECA, N.Y. — The Erie County Industrial Development Agency is entertaining a request for the largest package of tax breaks it has awarded in the past five years. 

The $11.8 million in tax breaks for Sonwil Distribution work out to $621,000 per new job. In addition to hiring 19 new workers, the company would relocate 22 of its current employees.  

But Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, a member of the IDA board of directors, has raised “serious concerns” about the size of the subsidy package, according to a spokesperson.

Read the full story from our partners at Investigative Post.

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