Cary Moon On Amazon’s Demand for More Tax Breaks
9/7/17: “Amazon is here because Seattle’s quality of life, gorgeous views, smart people and creative culture are key parts of their employee benefits package. Our city will continue to be a key leader in the tech sector because Seattle residents offer so much talent and innovation to the many tech employers. As mayor I’d be happy to work with Amazon to make Seattle more affordable, improve our transit, and invest in quality public education for everyone, including their employees and their families.
However, we’ve seen with Boeing how a bidding war over billions in tax breaks for corporations only helped the wealthy few while doing nothing to keep good paying jobs here. I’m not interested in playing that game if Amazon isn’t serious about helping to pay for the impacts of their rapid growth on our city.”