Amazon’s Belt-tightening Affects Towns Across the U.S.
Towns are feeling the impact of the tech behemoth’s pullback
Last year, Amazon planned to open a new warehouse in Florida’s state capital, creating 1,000 jobs. The company bought up so much concrete and acquired so many sprinter vans in anticipation of the project that local business owners say the city temporarily ran out.
But the Tallahassee project still hasn't opened.
"The big dog's going to eat first and the puppies get the crumbs. That seems to be the thought," said local county commissioner Bill Proctor, who's concerned that local government promised $2 million in tax breaks in exchange for little progress. "I just don't want my community to get played."
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