Will California offer the pricey tax breaks that may be needed to win Amazon's new headquarters? - LA Times

Los Angeles Times| Wed Sep 13 08:01:04 EDT 2017
When Amazon last week rolled out its public search for a second headquarters, the tech giant detailed attributes it deems key in selecting a winner: a large metropolitan area, an international airport, recreational opportunities and a top-notch university system. Included in its request for proposals was something else Amazon said would be a “significant” factor in its decision: public subsidies. “They are asking these communities to dress up and go to the dance,” said Larry Kosmont, a Los Angeles-area urban development consultant. “What would you do for us, and what would you do for the area to make it better?” The reality show-like announcement, economic development experts said, is likely..

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