Gov. Ron DeSantis said today that he welcomed Amazon to put its second headquarters in Florida after the online retailer pulled out of a deal to build the campus in New York City.
“What I can say on behalf of Florida to companies like Amazon: We welcome you to come to Florida,” he said.
DeSantis said that New York’s political climate — not opposition to the nearly $3 billion in tax incentives New York was offering — that caused the company to leave.
Many cities, including Miami, had been courting the corporate giant, which is one of the most valuable companies in the world. After facing fierce opposition from some New York Democrats, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the company backed out of the New York deal last week.
DeSantis, a Republican, said that Florida’s political climate was better than New York’s.
“I think if you look at what just happened with Amazon in New York City, there is a hostility to some of these companies — political hostility — that I think mattered more than a lot of the other things that they were talking about,” DeSantis told the Economic Club of Florida in Tallahassee. “I know that there’s a debate about tax incentives, this, that, but I think it was beyond that.
"I think that this hostility to companies like Amazon, a lot of the financial institutions are consistently demagogued, and I just think they’re paying a price for doing that.”
1 day, 4 hours ago
Missouri Blocks Enforcement Of Federal Gun Control Laws That Violate Second Amendment Rights As Biden Pursues Gun Agenda
“It is our time to protect the second amendment.”
4 days, 9 hours ago
Texas Will Build Own Border Barriers Since Biden Admin Will Not ‘Do Its Job’
Republican Governor Greg Abbott said Texas will begin to build its own border barriers between Texas and Mexico as the border crisis continues to explode
5 days, 5 hours ago
Report: Some Red States’ Economies Already Stronger Than They Were Before COVID
Red states are leading the nation in economic recovery after COVID-19 and the lockdown-induced recession.
5 days, 7 hours ago
Monthly Inflation AGAIN Passes Economists’ Expectations, Highest Annual Rate In More Than 12 Years
The Consumer Price Index (CPI), a measure of U.S. economic inflation, continued climbing quickly in May