Subsidy Tracker Individual Entry

Company: 
Amazon
Parent Company: 
Amazon.com
Subsidy Source: 
multiple
Location: 
Illinois
County: 
Cook
Project Description: 

warehouses

Year: 
2015
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-internet
Subsidy Value: 
$741,450,000
Program Name: 
multiple
Awarding Agency: 
multiple
Type of Subsidy: 
MEGADEAL
Number of Jobs or Training Slots: 
10,070
Source of Data: 

All data points are taken from: John Lippert and Natalie Moore, "Amazon's Massive Chicago-Area Expansion Was Fueled By $741 Million From Taxpayers," WBEZ Chicago, Oct. 26, 2020; https://www.wbez.org/stories/amazons-massive-chicago-area-expansion-was-... Google sheets with detailed information on Amazon deals is available at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1umM8Q9Zyf511N68rjY8AyYAlWuu6eRf1...

Notes: 

After a long and in-depth investigation, WBEZ Chicago unveiled that since 2015 Amazon received at least $741,450,000 in state and local subsides for 13 warehouses in Cook County, Chicago suburbs. Reported subsidies included: $322 million in Cook County property tax abatements and TIF for a facility in Markham; $108.2 million in TIF for a facility in University Park; $82 million in Cook County property tax abatement for a facility in Matteson; $54.8 million in Illinois EDGE grant and TIF for a facility in Monee; $40 million in TIF for a facility in Waukegan; $14.9 million in a state grant and roadwork for a facility in Aurora; $12.8 million in road improvements for a facility in Channahon; $11.6 million in Cook County property tax abatements for a facility in Palestine; $9.8 million in Cook county property tax abatements for a facility Arlington Heights; $7.8 million in TIF for a facility in Wilmington; $5.2 million in TIF and Cook county property tax abatements for a facility Cicero; and $850,000 in Cook county property tax abatements for a facility in Skokie. Jobs data is a total of full-time jobs at the 13 subsidized warehouses, as reported by WEBZ. Overlaps with main Subsidy Tracker data: $83 million Amazon Megadeal in 2017 in Illinois and a 2016 entry for a $1 million grant from the Illinois IDOT Economic Development Program.

Source Notes: 
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