Amazon Heads For The Exits
See this bustling "fulfillment center"? The one in Dallas isn't going to look this way for long.
I'm a big fan of Amazon. I've been a customer for years for everything from books to drumsticks, drums to clothes. And I sure do like not having to pay any pesky taxes. And Texas has a big problem with that.
Last year the Texas State Comptroller told Amazon they owed you and me over $250 million dollars in state sales taxes. Amazon's response? They're going to close their Texas/Dallas based distribution center, which they call a "fulfillment center". Texas stands to lose a lot of jobs and a planned expansion of the Texas center has been cancelled.
For you it means finding a job in the Dallas area just got a little tougher. And for me it means I'm going to have wait a day or two longer for my packages to arrive.
Stop using Amazon?
Don't be absurd!