COPS/Metro Alliance leaders applauded Maruchan's decision to withdraw their application for tax incentives and welcomed the company to Bexar County. "We reiterate our support for economic development and job creation," said Fr. Steven Gamez, pastor of St. Philip of Jesus Catholic Church and leader with COPS/Metro Alliance. "However, we strongly believe that it is a mistake to offer public subsidies when most of the jobs would pay minimum wage; the free market will take care that and Maruchan's decision proves it."
COPS/Metro leaders had publicly raised questions surrounding this deal because of the impact on working families.... "We agree with Maruchan leaders that 'the additional tax revenues for betterment of the community,' especially bringing up the skills of our workforce. We look forward to working with Maruchan, as well as city and county officials, to create opportunities for those workers who will earn the minimum wage."
Maruchan Drops Bid for Tax Breaks at Noodle Plant, San Antonio Express-News (7/20)
Ramen Company's Low Paying Jobs May Change Incentives, San Antonio Express News (7/12)
Better Than Nothing? Ramen Noodle Company Criticized for Minimum Wage, KENS 5 (07/11)
Community Group Questions Tax Incentive for Japanese Company, KSAT (7/11)
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