Tag:amazon

  • New firms drive economic growth

    For every high-touted industrial prospect that goes to some other state, keep in mind that many more young, less-famous companies are looking for the right place to launch and begin their growth cycles.

  • North Carolina has the makings of a luxury brand 

    Every few days, I see another story. They’re always the same.    They start with some headline about how a company has chosen North Carolina over another state. Occasionally it’s another country. Sometimes it’s a city. They read like this:  [Insert Company Name Here] chooses [North Carolina/City Name] over [other state/country] for latest expansion.  It’s not…

  • Sugary incentives harmful to economic health 

    I’ve enjoyed following the drama surrounding location of Amazon’s second headquarters and, make no mistake, drama it certainly has been. Amazon probably missed an opportunity by simply issuing a request for proposal rather than turning it into a reality TV series available exclusively on Prime. Tucson tried to give Jeff Bezos a cactus. Stonecrest, Georgia, offered to rename…

  • Amazon Tax Not Clicking In North Carolina

    RALEIGH — A March 2009 special report from the Tax Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, nonpartisan tax research organization, reported, “the nation’s first few Amazon taxes have not produced any revenue at all, and there is some evidence of lost revenue."…