The Connecticut economy is getting a little help from television. "Deal or No Deal" is moving to the state creating more Connecticut jobs.
"Deal" isn't the only NBC program to move its taping to the state. It's following "Jerry Springer," "Maury" and "The Steve Wilkos Show", which are on NBC U, the cable affiliate. These shows will be taped in a Stamford, Conn., studio. But Deal will be at the Sonalysts Studio in Waterford.
The reason for the move to Connecticut, tax incentives. The state has offered a 30% production tax credit.
According to Governor Jodi Rell, "growing jobs and improving the economic outlook," is the benefit.
"This is tremendous news for Connecticut and its ever-growing film and television industry," Gov. Rell said in a statement. "We've done everything we can to make our state an attractive and economically smart place to make good film and TV -- and you can see it paying off."
Sonalysts has already been used by some big name people over the years, such as Aerosmith, Dave Matthews and Mary J. Blige for taping music videos. As well as by Steven Spielberg for filming part of "Amistad".