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Oregon cuts Amazon $1B in tax breaks for 5 new data centers

Posted on AllSides May 11th, 2023
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Port of Morrow commissioners signed off Wednesday on a contentious package of tax incentives for five more Amazon data centers in eastern Oregon, tax breaks Morrow County values at an estimated $1 billion. Wednesday’s unanimous votes by the five-member port commission were the final step in securing the enterprise zone incentives, which local officials hope will secure $12 billion in new Amazon spending in their remote county, about 160 miles up the Columbia River from Portland. Amazon already has four enormous data centers in Morrow County and is one of...

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