Indy Chamber President Michael Huber said the local bid package was “one of two that were personally handed to Jeff Bezos” by the Amazon team. The chamber is now repurposing some of the materials from the package for more economic development efforts.
The Senate amended Senate Bill 12 so it no longer specifies that crimes motivated by bias based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and other categories are eligible for stronger penalties.
The sites in Long Island City, Queens, and in Arlington, will be a boon for the New York and Washington, D.C., metro areas and highlight Amazon's willingness to target big labor pools with pricey payroll over smaller markets offering lower costs of living.
Blake Johnson, a Democratic member of the City-County Council, is replacing Molly Chavers as the leader of the organization, which serves as an advocate and networking resource for young professionals.