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Public Hearing of the Empire State Development Corporation on the Fresh Direct Capital Project

Monday November 17, the New York State Empire State Development Corporation held a public hearing on the Fresh Direct Capital Project adopted at the Directors' meeting on August 27, 2014. Read GJNY's testimony

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City Council Committee on Economic Development Assesses Effectiveness of NYCEDC

On Thursday, October 2, 2014 the New York City Council Committee on Economic Development held a hearing titled, "Oversight: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Tax Incentives Offered by the New York City Economic Development Corporation."

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August 2014 Economic Development News

Bronx Elected officials urge Fresh Direct CEO to pay fair wages

August 8, 2014: A letter to Fresh Direct CEO Jason Ackerman, sent by 18 elected officials from the Bronx urges the company to negotiate a fair contract for its unionized workers (UFCW) and requests that the company halt its practice of engaging "union-avoidance consultants." View related news articles.

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In the news: Fresh Direct Spurs Border War with New Jersey

Confused about proposed subsidies to the online grocer? You're not alone.  Our breakdown is here.

Fresh Direct, which has received over $2 million in subsidies for its Queens facility, is threatening to move its operations to New Jersey unless it receives an incentive pacakge for a South Bronx location.  City, State and Bronx officials have proposed a subsidy package worth over $100 million. Residents of the South Bronx are responding to the proposed subsidies. A diverse coalition, South Bronx Unite - Stop Fresh Direct  is actively working to block Fresh Direct's potential move to their neighborhood.

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