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The argument over the proposed tax is as old as business itself: If the city increases taxes on businesses, the businesses will leave.

Or the business will sit down with the city council and lay down the law to the council.

It is always a relative thing. With a tax increase some businesses will fail, or grow less, or not start, or move out of town. Others will take advantage of whatever the tax increase funds, and start where they otherwise wouldn't have, or grow more, or move into town.

So, what's the tax increase funding?

If it's funding business-as-usual for the city, then the positive effects on some businesses will be approximately nonexistent.
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