Here's Where Uber's $24 Million Ranks Among State's Biggest Incentive Packages

Since Texas created a giant piggybank in 2003 to help bring jobs and business investment to the state, it's awarded grants of $10 million or more to a baker's dozen companies.Uber Technologies' plan to put a major employment hub in Dallas is the latest, with a $24 million award from the Texas Enterprise Fund. The San Francisco-based company confirmed last week that it'll bring more than 3,000 high-paying jobs to Dallas' Deep Ellum neighborhood.Uber's grant is the third highest this decade, trailing only the $40 million awarded to Toyota in 2014 to relocate its North American headquarters from California to Plano and the $25 milliongiven to Apple last year for a major jobs expansion in Austin. Uber also is in line for city and county tax breaks that'll bring its total incentive package to about $36 million.  Continue reading...

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