Michigan Attempts to Lure Sears with Incentives

Southeastern Michigan is reportedly in talks with Sears Holding Corp. to relocate its headquarters to that state

By Sandra Torres
|  Tuesday, Jun 28, 2011  |  Updated 9:04 AM CDT
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The Wolverine State is working to woo Sears Holding Corporation to move its headquarters up north incentives worth about $50 million, including tax breaks, housing incentives and relocation grants, according to the Free-Press..

The Detroit Free-Press
reports Wayne and Oakland counties in southeastern Michigan are in talks with the Hoffman Estates-based company.

New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas are reportedly also in talks with Sears about a possible relocation.

Sears recently confirmed reports that it is considering moving its headquarters out of northwest suburban Hoffman Estates.

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