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Google is reportedly hiding behind shell companies to scoop up tax breaks and land
2019-02-16T22:30:24Z - Sean Hollister / The Verge
Should local communities have the right to know before a big tech company moves in? Should they be able to protest before city planners offer those companies millions or even billions of dollars in incentives? Google also reportedly used “Jet Stream LLC” to quietly purchase the land. “When companies conduct site location searches, it’s almost always a secret affair,” Greg Leroy, executive director of Good Jobs First, told us at the time. Still, Amazon stands to gain hundreds of millions of dollars in grants for its Virginia offices as well.

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