Groupon gets $3.5m from the state to create 250 jobs, adding about 10% to its total workforce:

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is administering the $3.5 million business investment package. The package includes Economic Development for a Growing Economy (EDGE) corporate tax income credits over the next 10 years based on job creation, and Employer Training Investment Program (ETIP) job training funds that will help enhance the skills of its workforce.

Greg Hinz is skeptical.