Amazon Headquarters Incentive Packages and Bids

Robert Galbraith filed this request with the Empire State Development of New York.

It is a clone of this request.

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2408

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From: Robert Galbraith

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

1. Any incentive packages or bids submitted by Empire State Development to Amazon, Inc. to induce the company to locate its second headquarters in New York State

2. Any incentive packages or bids submitted by Empire State Development to Amazon, Inc. to induce the company to locate its second headquarters in Western New York (Buffalo-Rochester region), the Syracuse region, the Albany region, and/or downstate (New York City-Westchester-Long Island region)

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Robert Galbraith

From: Empire State Development

Dear Mr. Galbraith,

ESD is in receipt of the attached FOIL request seeking access to certain records of the New York State Urban Development Corporation ("UDC") doing business as Empire State Development ("ESD").

ESD is considering your requests in accordance with the Freedom of Information Law (Public Officers law, Section 84 et seq.) and its rules concerning access to the records of the Corporation. ESD will notify you of the results of its search for responsive documents within twenty (20) business days.

Thank you.

Records Access Officer

FOIL@esd.ny.gov<mailto:FOIL@esd.ny.gov>

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  • Galbraith FOIL Request #2408 - Amazon Headquarters Incentive Packages and Bids

From: Empire State Development

Dear Mr. Gailbraith:
I write in response to your January 18, 2018 FOIL request for the following:
1. Any incentive packages or bids submitted by Empire State Development to Amazon, Inc. to induce the company to locate its second headquarters in New York State
2. Any incentive packages or bids submitted by Empire State Development to Amazon, Inc. to induce the company to locate its second headquarters in Western New York (Buffalo-Rochester region), the Syracuse region, the Albany region, and/or downstate (New York City-Westchester-Long Island region)
In response to item #1, we have withheld these records pursuant to section 87, subsection 2, subdivision (c) of FOIL, as they contain information that "if disclosed would impair present or imminent contract awards."
In response to item #2, please be advised ESD has no record responsive to your request.
The appeals officer to whom you may direct an appeal of any portion of this determination is Julene Beckford, Associate Counsel of New York State Urban Development Corporation d/b/a Empire State Development, 633 Third Avenue, 37th Floor, New York, NY 10017. The email address is: FOILAppeal@esd.ny.gov<mailto:FOILAppeal@esd.ny.gov>

Kindly confirm receipt of this email.

Thank you

Record Access Office
www.esd.ny.gov<http://www.esd.ny.gov>

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