Ohio loses 79 cents per dollar on film incentives

And that estimate is under the generous assumption that no film activity would take place without the incentives. It’s also in keeping with research findings across the country, including Louisiana, that film incentives return mere pennies on the dollar of revenue spent.

No doubt the Ohio film incentives’ backers would counter with some form of the argument that robbing Peter to pay Paul works because Paul likes it.

Jon Sanders / Director of Regulatory Studies

Jon Sanders studies regulatory policy, a veritable kudzu of invasive government and unintended consequences. As director of regulatory studies at the John Locke Foundation, Jo...

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