The ability for States, Counties or Cities to enact incentives to encourage development already exits and has been used. Often the incentives offer by the local government exceed the benefit realized by the development of business in the area. The real issue is not the movement of businesses into an economically depressed area but the elevation of the citizens within that zone. Often skilled labor is not available and is imported from other locations for the better, higher paying positions leaving the locals to occupy the lowest rungs of the pay scale which generally means minimum wage. This idea sounds great, "get needed investment into economically depress areas", but in application this benefits the corporations and their shareholders, ie, the rich. If we want to help these areas let's do it with better education opportunities at a lower cost, better improved infrastructure and better healthcare. Let's make the people more valuable not the corporation nor the rich. Let's convert the future employees into an asset rather than the current view an expense to be eliminated. Let's as a country invest in the people and make the corporations want to come to us rather that us groveling at their feet taking whatever they decide to exchange for our efforts.