“For the cost of this benefits package the city could give 4,385 students full, four-year scholarships to CUNY or hire 1,458 new teachers or pay for 350,000 GED test-prep programs or launch a micro-lending program for minority and women entrepreneurs.

“The EDC has not clearly justified why this much money should be used to subsidize this company. This subsidy seems to give away too much in exchange for the jobs and economic development it promises, despite the rosy numbers provided by the EDC.

  1. romachic reblogged this from fascinasians and added:
    Uhh — a $100 million subsidy for Fresh Direct? Why? Because they were threatening to move to Jersey? Fuck this deal -...
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