DC Council Abandons Incentives for Military Firm

April 22, 2010
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Activists in Washington, DC are claiming victory after the city council abandoned a proposal to attract the military contractor Northrop Grumman. The DC council had previously floated a plan to offer Northrop some $25 million in tax subsidies and grants after the company announced it was looking for new headquarters. Peace activists, small businesses and other groups responded by forming CENTS — the Coalition to End Needless Tax Subsidies — which publicly lobbied against the move.