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I do understand we have to spend money to make money.
Bluebayou, I won't see revenue from the guy who sells boots or schmancy sports gear or sells dinners. My family and my neighbors and friends are outside that revenue stream. That's the flaw in thinking that I see.
But don't fool yourselves that minimum wage, 30 hours/week, is "lifting" a segment of the population that needs a true break, a liveable income, better housing at reasonable prices. It helps a segment already doing well, qualified for the tech jobs (or some high level support positions.) It is no panacea.
I do think we need to have a national conversation about whether we should allow megacorporations like Amazon to play cities off against each other to get the best possible financial deal for locating in one of them. Is it right that the biggest, most successful corporations should be given better deals than their smaller competitors?
I do think we need to have a national conversation about whether we should allow megacorporations like Amazon to play cities off against each other to get the best possible financial deal for locating in one of them.
Despite the huge volume of research on the misuse and ineffectiveness of incentives, still more than eight in 10 mayors (84 percent) believe that business incentives are “good policy” for recruiting companies and jobs to their communities.