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Incentivizing Amazon. American-style

They don’t beat around the bush in the U.S. If they want a company, they’re pretty open about it and they let money speak.

Hillsborough County commissioners voted unanimously to award Amazon.com $225,000 in incentives, representing 20 percent of the total potential incentive package for the online retailer if it creates 375 jobs paying more than the state average.

County officials say if the company decides to locate in the south county, it could create 1,000 jobs with 375 of them paying an average of $47,581, the Tampa Tribune said.

On July 18, the commission will consider another break for Amazon, lowering its property taxes to $910,000 for seven years. That is a 50 percent reduction, the Tribune said.

Think they get that kind of reception in this part of the world?