We knew it would be sickening, and apparently so did Mayor Greg Fischer’s henchmen, seeing as they fought hard to keep the Amazon giveaway proposal under wraps.
Has Fischer resigned yet?
‘Camp Alexa’ and $2.5 billion over 20 years: What Louisville offered Amazon in HQ2 pitch, by Darcy Costello and Ben Tobin (Louisville Courier Journal)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — If Amazon brought its second headquarters to Louisville, city officials pitched the company, it could settle its employees on a riverfront campus spanning both sides of the Ohio River, retire to a “Camp Alexa” retreat location at General Butler State Park and enjoy $2.5 billion in incentives over 20 years “based on the sharing of future revenues.”
The 137-page bid for Amazon’s “HQ2” project, which Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration has refused to release for two years, offers city-owned land and facilities downtown for an urban headquarters and sells the city’s affordability, spirit of “exploration” and ability to serve as a regional talent magnet.
“Louisville is THE place to live, work, create and innovate,” officials write in the document. “Swinging for the fences? Invented here. We believe that the homestretch is just the beginning. Just like our hometown hero Muhammad Ali, Louisville is the Greatest of All Time.”