Republic Airways says maintenance for its Frontier Airlines unit will likely be shifted out of Denver unless city officials waive a 3.62% sales tax on parts. The airline says concessions are needed "to reduce spending so Frontier can be a more competitively priced airline with the ability to expand," and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper says he is working with state officials "to offer Republic a package of incentives and cost savings aimed at retaining and creating jobs in Denver." Indianapolis and Milwaukee also are competing for Frontier's maintenance operation, which employs about 300 workers.

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