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5 ways states are luring small business

When Marc Gorlin launched his firm Roadie, he knew Georgia was the ideal place to find the talent he needed to launch his on-demand app.

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Start-up in ‘sharing economy’ says it helps boost local tax revenue

We’re all about the sharing economy, though it’s not really sharing. It’s about providing a service that’s convenient and affordable. I’ll share my car with you, if you’ll share some of your money with me.

Popular car-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are hits with consumers. There is a downside, however: Critics say the new services cut tax revenue by taking business away from cabbies who pay licensing fees and potentially higher taxes.

All of which raises a question: Can the sharing economy also share the wealth?

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