Evergreen Solar is closing a $425 million plant in Massachusetts that had employed 800 people and had been built with the help of "$58 million in state grants, tax incentives and loans," the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports. The newspaper quotes the Republican leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Bradley Jones Jr., as saying, "Instead of focusing on stimulating one particular industry, Gov. Patrick and Lt. Gov. Murray should turn their attention to creating an economic climate where all businesses can succeed and thrive."
Evergreen says it's going to make the solar wafers in China, where it's cheaper.