The location of an Office Depot-OfficeMax merged headquarters will likely be decided by money, and Illinois lawmakers floated the first talk of incentives this week.
While Office Depot is in the middle of a 10-year, $15 million deal it signed with state and local governments in 2006 to keep its headquarters in Palm Beach County, OfficeMax is not getting tax breaks. Stock prices for both companies dropped 3 percent on a day the market lost about 2 percent.
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