Say what? Who is given whom money?<quoted text> true cost of living is cheaper there. The only difference between me and anybody else losing their job is the federal government isn't giving me money to move there like they do huge corporations. Small businesses don't get anything if they move south as far as the cost to move.
Most corps go after state or local tax breaks. Look into what happened to NCR when it moved from Dayton to Georgia (outside Atlanta). State of Georgia gave NCR all kinds of incentives to move there, not the federal government. Boatloads of folks, many with years of experience and probably highly skilled and employable lost their jobs if they didn't want to move to the Atlanta region. Dayton lost one of its largest employers because it couldn't or wouldn't provide incentive for NCR to remain.