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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


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."


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.


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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