This is fear mongering, plain and simple. I can think for myself, thank you very much. We don't shop at Amazon because of where they are located. It is price, convenience and availabilty of product that has had us shopping there for years. Moving here is not going to change our buying habits. We will still buy from local retailers when we need something right away, want to
try it on first, etc. I will still shop at JC Penney, Coldwater Creek, Walmart, Lowes in their stores and on-line. Whoever has what I need at the best price is who gets my business. It has nothing to do with taxes or location. Amazon tends to have more product choices, especially with electronics, movies, books and their prices tend to be lower BEFORE taxes. You can also join Amazon Prime for a annual fee and get free shipping on most items, right to your door...no fighting with traffic and parking. I won't shop locally any less now that htey have a distribution center here. It is just that...a DISTRIBUTION center. You can't just walk in and pucrchase items, you still have to order like always. Most of our politicians will listen to whomever has the most bucks to hand out. Sad, but true. Just follow the flow of money.