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Poll: Should businesses that receive government aid be required to use local contractors?

Should businesses that receive government aid for building projects be forced to use local contractors?

A dispute between a Bellport concrete manufacturer and a Huntington Station mall that is expanding with help from the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency has drawn attention to the issue.

The Suffolk IDA, as well as the Nassau IDA and some LI towns, strongly suggest but stop short of requiring developers to use area contractors.

This week, the business section wants to know what you think. Vote and leave a comment; a selection of reader comments will appear in next Sunday's business section.

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