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Hello Amazon, So Long Crystal City: Builder Sees Old Name Fading
Amazon will pay JBG Smith $294 million to buy two plots of land next to the Pentagon, on which the real estate investment trust will develop seven or eight new office buildings, Kelly said. The tech firm will also rent about 500,000 square feet in three existing properties, though it will probably leave some of that space once the new offices are built, Kelly said. JBG Smith expects to spend about $90 million on renovating two of the leased buildings. No tenants will be forced out as a result of Amazon moving in.

Crystal City and Pentagon City

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Nov 14th, 2018 at 10:43:41 PM EST
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A "David" graft operation --NYC,NY, Arlington, VA, and Nashville, TN [?] joined by tax incentives.
Amazon to get billions in breaks for HQ2 development
Each would have up to 25,000 jobs and Amazon will create a new facility in Nashville with 5,000 jobs.
New York City, NY Total Incentive - $1.525 billion ...
Arlington, VA Total Incentive - $573 million ...
Nashville, TN [?] Total Incentive - up to $102 million
Average compensation demanded for jobs saved or created is $150,000 (while average US line worker's compensation, inc. OT, is $28K, gross). What Would France Do?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Nov 16th, 2018 at 01:39:40 AM EST
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What Would France Do?

Illegal state aid, struck down by the EU.

No, Macron can only reduce payroll taxes globally for all enterprises, with zero jobs created or saved.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Nov 16th, 2018 at 11:34:00 AM EST
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