Amazon is getting a tax break from the state worth about $4 million dollars for its planned Euclid facility, but that money comes with some strings attached. 

Make that about a thousand strings.


Mass transit is expected to play a big role in getting thousands of people to jobs at the two fulfillment centers Amazon is building in Northeast Ohio.

Fifty years ago, when Akron’s first shopping mall opened, it marked a beginning of the migration of retail out of downtown. These days, that mall is struggling and customers may be heading back to Main Street. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia looks at the future of retail in Akron.

Several Ohio cities are waiting to hear how their bids for Amazon's second headquarters went over with the retail giant. Gov. John Kasich is teasing the possibility of a new tech giant moving into Ohio.

Public Subsidies and Corporations

Oct 24, 2017
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Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer announced in September it would invest more than $5 billion and create 50,000 jobs paying six-figure salaries in the city of its newest headquarters. Coming up we look at how some local governments are doing whatever it takes to be selected.

Several Ohio cities put in bids with Amazon for its second headquarters, complete with offers of tax breaks. But Gov. John Kasich maintains, while he’s hoping high-tech firms are looking at Ohio, the state does not “buy deals.” Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler talked with Kasich about luring technology companies to the state.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Oct 23, 2017
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Cities around the nation, including Columbus, enter bids as Amazon searches for the location of its new headquarters.

Ohio Governor John Kasich and former Vice President Joe Biden join for a discussion on bridging the gap of the nation's political division. And, Pat Tiberi - U.S. Congressman representing Ohio's 12th District - announces his resignation from Congress.

We'll discuss these topics and more of the latest in state and national news with our panel of reporters.

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With a package full of property-tax incentives, income tax refunds and transportation plans, Columbus threw its proverbial hat in the ring to become the site of Amazon's second corporate headquarters.

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Cincinnati mayor John Cranley says the region can win the bid for Amazon's second headquarters.

Bids were due Thursday from cities hoping to land Amazon’s second headquarters. Alongside Ohio’s large cities – including Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus- the small city of Niles is hoping it may have a chance.