It is Amazon's "race to the bottom" Amazon announced its search in September, promising to bring 50,000 jobs to the city it chose for its headquarters,
Tax breaks to Amazon promised by New Jersey: $7 billion. Tax breaks
promised by Illinois: $2 billion. Boston offered $75 million to provide
affordable housing to Amazon employees, while Maryland's offer exceeded
$5 billion. Houston's subsidy is $268 million.
"More than 15 states and cities, including Chicago, Cleveland and Las
Vegas, refused requests from The Associated Press to detail the promises
they made to try to lure the company, " reports the AP.