With the news that Amazon was pausing construction of its Arlington, VA HQ2 project, CEA President John Mozena writes in National Review that residents of hundreds of cities across America should be glad that Amazon hadn't gone with any of the ludicrously large proposals that were submitted by local politicians and bureaucrats who seized the … Continue reading Column in National Review: Losing Amazon’s HQ2 Was a Blessing
Economic development policy is an area where free-market advocates like ourselves often share a great deal of common cause with left-wing progressives. We may start with different principles and have a different view of the appropriate roles of businesses and government in a healthy society, but we can all agree that the way big business … Continue reading The Guardian: Amazon faces new headache as Nashville deal enrages locals left and right
With some of the highest economic growth and lowest unemployment in the nation, Nashville's leaders should be focusing on how to manage the economic activity they have rather than throwing $100 million at Amazon to locate a new facility there. In the Tennessean, CEA President John Mozena raised the question of whose interests were truly … Continue reading Op-ed in The Tennessean: Nashville didn’t need to make a deal with Amazon
CEA President John C. Mozena writes in the Detroit News: "Companies don’t walk away from billions of dollars in free money very often. Amazon’s willingness to do so by giving up on its proposed “HQ2” facility in New York City is the best example to date of how quickly these deals fall apart when the … Continue reading Detroit News op-ed: Amazon retreats from NYC subsidies
CEA President John C. Mozena was the guest on the Cato Daily Podcast for February 20. He discussed Amazon, Foxconn and how and why development deals don't work. Listen here, or subscribe to the Cato Daily Podcast on iTunes or Google Play.