VCU poll shows narrow public support for the state’s deal with Amazon

A new Virginia Commonwealth University poll shows narrow public support for Virginia’s incentive package to land half of Amazon’s East Coast headquarters, which would create 25,000 high-paying jobs in exchange for $550 million in cash payments for the project in Arlington County’s Crystal City area.

The poll, released Thursday by the VCU Center for Public Policy at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, found support for the Amazon incentive package from a 49-percent plurality of more than 800 people surveyed across the state, while 41 percent said the state is paying too much for the high-profile economic development project.

Richmond Times-Dispatch

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Shelly Jo Jacobs

Author: Shelly Jo Jacobs