#14 Amazon and Economic Development

July 9, 2018

As Amazon conducts its search for a new corporate headquarters, cities are offering huge tax incentives to win over the retail giant—and ultimately stimulate local development. But are these tax incentives truly effective? What trade-offs are state and local governments making in these deals? Host Justin Milner speaks with state and local finance researcher Megan Randall to get a full picture of the economic and social effects of winning an Amazon bid.