Amazon gets largest known economic development subsidy in its history
Good Jobs First denounced an award of $1 billion in tax breaks to Amazon.com, Inc. from a rural community of 13,000 residents in northeastern Oregon. The public got ONE's day notice before the final vote was taken. Amazon hasn’t said how many jobs it will create, but the program under which the tax breaks were approved requires just 10 jobs per project. AWS is the world’s largest cloud-computing provider and Amazon’s largest profit center. Amazon's U.S. subsidy take: over $6.1 billion.