They Said It! Amazon Needs HQ2 Incentives And Other Taxpayer Handouts To Help Improve Their Profit Margins

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Date: February 4, 2019

They Said It!
Amazon Relies On Government Handouts Amid Slowing Growth

Kevin Kelly, Benchmark Investments CEO and Managing Partner: “The important thing to note is investors are going to focus on profit margins, and that’s why Amazon wants tax incentive packages. Because when you do have slowing growth, you need to focus on those margins, and we’ve seen stiff competition impact those profit margins. (FOX Business, “Countdown to the Closing Bell,” 1.31.19)

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