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Amazon HQ2 Competition Spurs Scrutiny Of Tax Incentives

Law360, New York (November 9, 2017, 1:36 PM EST) -- Outside of a handful of site selection committee executives at Amazon, the details of 238 economic incentive packages the company has received to locate its second U.S. headquarters are largely secret, even though the proposals involve billions of dollars in forgone tax revenues and other public funding.

Competition to land this purported $5 billion, 50,000-job project is unprecedented, and cities, states and various development agencies are sparing nothing to try to win it. Proposals to the online retailer include “the biggest incentive offer in Maryland state...
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