Local NBC Sports jobs moving to Connecticut

    The Connecticut tax credit system has bested us. In an announcement today, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced the move of NBC Sports from New York City to Stamford, bringing 140 jobs from NYC and Philly to New England.The deal is part of a tax credit system that’s expected to bring about 500 jobs to Connecticut.According to the Associated Press, the initiative is the largest since Malloy took office in January, trumping earlier announcements about jobs at ESPN, Cigna and TicketNetwork, Inc.
    The NBC Sports deal is part of Malloy’s “First Five” plan to consolidate tax credits to draw in the first five business that invest $25 million in the state create 200 jobs over five years.The deal moves NBC Olympics, NBC Sports Digital, VERSUS and the Comcast Sports Management Group to Connecticut.

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