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Oldsmar talk turns global



OLDSMAR — In the wake of recent layoffs, Oldsmar officials continue to meet with top executives of the Nielsen Co. to make sure the city gets its money's worth for the incentives it has paid to create high-wage jobs.

But there's a new tone to the City Council's discussions.

Gone are statements like, "to think they have the gall to take taxpayers' money and then lay people off," as council member Suzanne Vale said in April.

And in their place is a spoken appreciation of the company's place in the global economy — and Oldsmar's.

Read Theresa Blackwell's story here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:28am]


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