Virginia county approves Amazon incentives despite protests

#NoAmazon, armed only with intimate knowledge of their home community, came together to take on an internet behemothOn the morning of February 14, Maritza Silva-Farrell was on a call in her Lower Manhattan office with a fellow climate activist when she noticed a New York Times news alert pop up on her phone.Amazon was pulling out of New York City. The tech behemoth had cancelled its plans to build a second headquarters, and create a reported 25,000 jobs, in Queens barely three months after choosing the city. The decision to select New York as one of the chosen cities – the Washington, D.C. suburb of Crystal City, Virginia was the other – had marked the end of the company’s two-year-long American-Idol style HQ2 contest where over 230 cities from across North America doled out major tax breaks and other corporate freebies to lure Amazon. Continue reading...

Virginia county approves Amazon incentives despite protests

Protesters repeatedly shouted "shame" as a northern Virginia county board Saturday unanimously approved a $23 million incentives package for Amazon to build a new headquarters there.

Sun 17 Mar 19 from Phys.org

The grassroots coalition that took on Amazon ... and won

#NoAmazon, armed only with intimate knowledge of their home community, came together to take on an internet behemothOn the morning of February 14, Maritza Silva-Farrell was on a call in her ...

Sun 24 Mar 19 from Guardian.co.uk

Amazon's new Virginia headquarters get $23M in county incentives, despite protests

Amazon's new Virginia headquarters are getting $23 million in incentives, despite protests. The Arlington County Board voted 5-0 on Saturday.        

Sun 17 Mar 19 from USA today

Amazon wins incentive package for HQ2 amid protests in Virginia

Sun 17 Mar 19 from Telegraph.co.uk Tech

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