Doing what’s right isn’t necessarily politically expedient.
Political realities were that the companies in the last category would get the greatest majority of State funded resources, because these companies would create the most jobs over the widest geographic area. Although job quality, wealth creation and tax base expansion would be sub-optimized for the sake of political need.
Don’t confuse lack of opposition with support.
Categories 1&2 would create 10X the wealth, 10X the tax revenue and significantly improve the median household income at 1/10 the cost, but in 1983 nobody cared. Today governments and Universities are beginning to realize this.