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How state governments are using NIL to juice recruiting: 'Why wouldn’t we try to help?'

Aug 18, 2023

If you are a state legislator and there is a piece of legislation you could pass or a regulation you could repeal that would improve the competitiveness of a local business, then, for the most part, you do it.

Maybe it’s a tax break for expansion. Maybe it’s by building infrastructure. Maybe it’s trying to create an appealing environment to attract or retain talent.

If you are, for example, a Missouri state representative, then you are on the side of Missouri businesses.

The University of Missouri athletic department is a business, with fiscal year 2022 revenue coming in at $141.1 million, with a $15.5 million profit. That doesn’t even count the economic boost of fans flocking to Columbia for a game weekend.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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