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This edition: Economic Development and Government Incentives in NY

Episode Details

Original tape date: March 27, 2019.

First aired: April 2, 2019.

Bob Liff and a panel of observers debate the causes and effects of the recent Amazon HQ2 debacle in New York City. Did the City and State offer Amazon too much to incentivize its location here? Should public subsidies be used so generously to promote mega-development projects in the first place? What steps should the City and State take to ensure that citizens participate in the planning process, before they participate in protests? How do we achieve an equitable balance for all stakeholders while ensuring that key economic development projects get built, jobs get created, and needed revenues get raised for things like education and transportation?

Guest List

Hope Knight President, Greater Jamaica, Development Corp.

Julie Samuels Executive Director, Tech:NYC

Sigmund Shipp Professor, Hunter College, Urban Policy and Planning Department

Harry Siegel Columnist, The Daily Beast

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