Subsidy Tracker Individual Entry

Company: 
Vadata
Parent Company: 
Amazon.com
Subsidy Source: 
local
Location: 
Oregon
City: 
Hermiston
County: 
Umatilla
Project Description: 

data centers

Year: 
2017
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-internet
Subsidy Value: 
$176,000,000
Program Name: 
Strategic Investment Program
Awarding Agency: 
Umatilla County
Type of Subsidy: 
MEGADEAL
Number of Jobs or Training Slots: 
100
Wage Data: 
$70,000
Wage Data Type: 
average wage
Source of Data: 

The subsidy value, jobs and wage data were taken from: Jon Bell, "The Amazon Effect: Oregon hands Amazon.com more tax breaks than any other state, but is it worth it?" Portland Business Journal (Oregon), October 11, 2017. The investment value and information on the income tax credit were taken from "Data centers boost to country taxes years off," East Oregonian (Pendleton, Oregon), April 25, 2017.

Notes: 

The subsidy is the projected property tax abatement value over 15 years if five data centers are built. News reports also suggest that Amazon subsidiary Vadata might be eligible for an income tax credit by locating in Hermiston?'s EZ (value of which has not been reported). Overlap with main Subsidy Tracker data: none.

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