NIAGARA, N.Y. — The Niagara County Industrial Growth Company hosted a public listening to Wednesday afternoon.
It adopted the City of Niagara board’s resolution to approve Amazon’s plan to construct a new distribution heart on Lockport Highway.
Niagara County IDA officers have said they’ll negotiate additional challenge particulars with Amazon. The small print embody a possible tax break package deal.
Wednesday’s public listening to was held so officers might hear from residents to get suggestions on the challenge.
“I actually see their views, so far as Amazon,” Warmth & Frost Insulators Union Native #4 President Jim Maltby stated. “I share a few of the identical views. I can’t assist how Amazon runs their finish of issues. And I’d hope their staff would unionize. We would definitely be for that.”
“I feel it’s completely ludicrous that you’d give a billion-dollar firm $123 million in tax breaks, plus, for jobs that pay $31,200,” Niagara resident Robert Taylor stated. “It isn’t even a sustainable wage, and it’s ridiculous you would even give an organization like this this sort of incentive.”
The power would take up greater than 200 acres of land.
City board members say it might assist create upwards of 300 development jobs and 1,000 positions at Amazon itself.
The challenge is anticipated to price Amazon an estimated $550 million in complete.