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Exact Sciences returning $61K in WEDC tax credits because jobs were created outside Wisconsin: AP

Nick Williams
Exact Sciences returning $61K in WEDC tax credits because jobs were created outside Wisconsin: AP

Exact Sciences Corp., the Madison-based maker of the Cologuard take-home colon cancer test and one of the largest public companies in Wisconsin, is reportedly returning $61,000 it received from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. because a certain number of jobs the money was intended for were created outside of Wisconsin. In 2015, Exact Sciences was approved by the WEDC to receive up to $9 million in tax credits if it added at least 750 jobs and made a capital investment of $26 million by 2020. Under the agreement, Exact Sciences would receive the WEDC tax incentives by investing in capital expenditures in Wisconsin and creating 758 new full-time positions – with an average wage of $24.47 per hour – in the state by Dec. 31, 2020.