Call to Action: Stop $5M Giveaway to Amazon
Amazon is asking the city of Shakopee for more than $5 Million in tax breaks to build a distribution center that will employ about 1,000 mostly low-wage workers. Amazon intends to use this distribution center to launch next-day delivery on over 50,000 products throughout the Twin Cities. The Shakopee city council will vote on this tax-increment financing (TIF) deal on May 19th.
We urge MetroIBA members to write to the Mayor and City Council ASAP and let them know how this will impact your business. Please stress how much your business pays in sales and property tax to support your local community. Contact info here: http://www.shakopeemn.gov/city-government/mayor-city-council Please cc: firstname.lastname@example.org so he can share these letters.
Independent research has shown that Amazon destroys 3-5 jobs for every one it creates.