• Amazon Threatens Seattle Over New Tax That Would Help the Homeless

    24 days ago - By Fortune

    Amazon has suspended part of its expansion plans in Seattle, pending the outcome of a City Council vote on a new tax on large employers that would fund programs aimed at providing affordable housing and helping the homeless.
    The company, which already employs more than 40,000 people in Seattle, has been planning a new 17-storey office tower that would house at least 7,000 new workers. But now the project is on hold, and Amazon is even threatening to sublease out all the space it's leased in another building that's already under construction.
    It's a bold political move on the part of...
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  • Amazon halts plan for office tower in Seattle over proposed tax

    24 days ago - By Reuters

    Amazon.com Inc said it has halted planning for a new office building in Seattle and might sub-lease rather than occupy another future tower downtown, pending a city council vote on a proposed tax on top businesses.
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