economic development

Ohio taxpayers again footing the bill for grant project aiding Amazon

BY: - June 15, 2021

The Ohio Senate wants the state to begin “asset testing” for food stamp assistance to ensure government aid only goes to those who truly need it. Meanwhile, Ohio lawmakers agreed Monday to spend $1.5 million in taxpayer funds for an expansion project benefitting one of the most profitable corporations in the world. Lawmakers on the […]

As Amazon profits soar, Ohio gives $800K grant to benefit company project

BY: - June 17, 2020

The state controlling board has invested $800,000 in public grant money benefiting an Amazon distribution center project in Licking County. That amount is nearly equal to the funding amount cut from a public school district headquartered just two miles from the Amazon site.  Amazon is in the process of building the distribution center in Etna […]