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Taxpayer subsidies to Amazon now exceed $3.7 billion

Good Jobs First’s latest tally of economic development subsidies given to Amazon.com finds state and local governments have given the retail behemoth more than $3.7 billion. How much more is becoming increasingly hard to tell.

Amazon’s 100,000-Job Claim: Will Taxpayers Bankroll Retail Job Churn?

January 18, 2017--Amazon last week announced it will “create” 100,000 jobs as it rolls out Same-Day Delivery to customers throughout the country. While it’s great publicity after the company received negative tweets from the President-elect, taxpayer shouldn’t be fooled into thinking this represents net job creation in retailing.

By Olivia LaVecchia April 29, 2015

The company is good at getting money out of government, but it doesn’t really need the help. And local economies don’t really need the kind of development it delivers.