Corporate Subsidies

Long Island City

Post-Mortem: Why Amazon Canceled the Queens HQ2

New York City and State offered up nearly $3 billion in incentives to lure Amazon and its 25,000 high-paying jobs to Queens only to see the tech company cancel their plans after local opposition materialized. Was their retreat too hasty?

February 17, 2019 - The New York Times

Amazon HQ2

Amazon Calls the Whole New York Thing Off

The AmazonHQ2 circus is packing up and moving to another city.

February 14, 2019 - The New York Times

Queens, New York City

Report: Amazon Thinking Twice About Second Headquarters in New York

The opposition to the idea of Amazon locating one of its second headquarters locations in New York City has given the company pause, according to a recent scoop.

February 11, 2019 - The Washington Post

Amazon Fulfillment Center

The Amazon Opportunity to Revitalize Urban Communities

If corporations continue to be able to take public subsidy as the price of locating in an area, maybe the debate isn't whether to offer subsidies but simply how and for what to offer them. Here’s one incentive that might actually benefit communities.

April 17, 2018 - Shelterforce/Rooflines

Wisconsin

Foxconn Bus Proposed in Milwaukee

A new plan proposes four round trips from Milwaukee and Racine to Foxconn's proposed Mount Pleasant plant.

March 13, 2018 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinal

Amazon's Second HQ Poised for Smart Growth

Amazon's second headquarters is huge, and their bias for walkable places says they are going to do it all over again in a new city. However, maybe they should take the high road and not beg for subsidies.

September 19, 2017 - Smart Growth America

Amazon Fulfillment Center

Amazon's Second HQ Poised for Smart Growth

With a second headquarters, Amazon is poised to expand its preference for walkable places into a new city. However, maybe the company should take the high road and not beg for subsidies.

September 12, 2017 - Smart Growth America

Allen High School's Eagle Stadium in Allen, TX.

Should Public Money Be Spent On Stadiums or Schools?

Is it time to re-evaluate the amount of public money utilized to subsidize sports stadiums at the expense of other community needs?

February 14, 2017 - Modern Cities

Amazon Fresh Truck

Amazon Weakening Communities and Local Governments, Report Finds

Amazon is placeless. The company doesn't have a physical presence, create jobs, or pay taxes in most of the places where it does business — and it's having a profound impact on the health of cities and towns, a new report finds.

December 13, 2016 - Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Kansas City Development

How Kansas City Over-Subsidized Downtown

Eager for downtown development, Kansas City signed a deal subsidizing Cordish Companies to the tune of $295 million. The rejuvenated district should be self-sustaining. So why is the city still funding Cordish?

May 29, 2015 - Next City

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