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Date: November 8, 2018
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They Said It!

Local Lawmakers And Taxpayers Paying The Price For Amazon’s Bait and Switch

Instead, these cities’ governments spent countless dollars and hours on proposals that never made a difference.

Amazon HQ2: the many layers of backlash against the company’s expansion, explained

Gaby Del Valle
Vox
November 6, 2018

“Amazon tricked these cities into thinking that by offering millions of dollars in tax breaks and other incentives, they could be chosen as the site for the company’s second headquarters — and, as a result, finally experience the economic resurgence they missed out on in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. Instead, these cities’ governments spent countless dollars and hours on proposals that never made a difference. But there’s always a chance that they’ll be chosen as the site for a new Amazon warehouse or distribution center instead.” (Vox, “Amazon HQ2: the many layers of backlash against the company’s expansion, explained,” Gaby Del Valle, 11.6.18)

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