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Huntsman has plans for some stimulus funds



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Gov. Jon Huntsman says he plans to use $15 million of the federal stimulus money coming to Utah to improve the state's incentive to lure moviemakers.

Huntsman said Thursday he thinks people in Hollywood will express an interest in the state.

Huntsman has about $87 million in stimulus funds to use at his discretion.

He also wants to invest $25 million in the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative to attract researchers. Another $10 million could be used to help qualified buyers purchase homes.

The Senate this week passed an incentive plan to give production companies filming in Utah a 20 percent tax credit for the amount spent in the state. The rate is currently 15 percent. The $15 million Huntsman wants to use could fund the program for about two years.

Marshall Moore is the Executive Director of the Utah Film Commission and he joined us for Talking Point. To view his interview, click play.

Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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