Officials craft $100M plan to lure Ca...

Officials craft $100M plan to lure Canon to Melville

There are 94 comments on the Newsday story from May 10, 2009, titled Officials craft $100M plan to lure Canon to Melville. In it, Newsday reports that:

Suffolk County and other officials have been working fast to assemble a new package of incentives that could total as much as $100 million to induce Canon USA to stick with a much-ballyhooed plan to locate its Western Hemisphere headquarters in Melville .

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confused

Smithtown, NY

#1 May 10, 2009
suffolk county has $35 million dollars to pay a private company to stay on long island but can't seem to find that money for county employees. My taxes go up but canon saves another $45 mil. Thanks Mr. Levy.
Impeach Levy

Oceanside, NY

#2 May 10, 2009
Levy is completely worthless! As always "working for the people". Right!!
Had Enough of Foley

Northport, NY

#3 May 10, 2009
Let's see what happens after Canon calculates its bill for the MTA mobility tax that Craig Johnson and Brian Foley pushed through. If Canon is smart, they will head south.

Since: Dec 08

Randolph, NJ

#4 May 10, 2009
Is this the building they just put up on 110 next to the south service road?
Jobs

Edison, NJ

#5 May 10, 2009
confused wrote:
suffolk county has $35 million dollars to pay a private company to stay on long island but can't seem to find that money for county employees. My taxes go up but canon saves another $45 mil. Thanks Mr. Levy.
Yeah, do nothing no show nepotism jobs are better than a state of the art tech company coming to the island./rolleyes
shortstuff

East Hampton, NY

#6 May 10, 2009
PCJ_Pete wrote:
Is this the building they just put up on 110 next to the south service road?
No, that's Rubie's Costumes
C Wang

Massapequa, NY

#7 May 10, 2009
maybe nassau should get in the mix. let canon have the site where the isles play since they seem to want to move to kc.
Long Island Poker Player

Watertown, CT

#8 May 10, 2009
There is a VERY simple solution to keeping jobs and revenue ON LONG ISLAND. EVERY day thousands of Long Islanders go to CT or NJ to gamble. Play some slots, poker, have a nice dinner, see a show....etc...etc.....
BUILD A CASINO ON LONG ISLAND. The jobs and revenue this would create is ASTRONOMICAL. Too bad Long Islanders do not want ANY improvements. And a casino would create more jobs and revenue than ANY other business. And don't start crying about the hard economic times. If times were so tough, why are so many people still going to AC, Foxwoods, Vegas, etc???? Because they LOVE to have GOOD CLEAN ADULT FUN. WAKE UP LONG ISLAND LEGISLATORS.
Hootie Blowfish

New Rochelle, NY

#9 May 10, 2009
confused wrote:
suffolk county has $35 million dollars to pay a private company to stay on long island but can't seem to find that money for county employees. My taxes go up but canon saves another $45 mil. Thanks Mr. Levy.
you certainly are confused, Canon is a productive company, while civil servants are a parasitic entity, figure it out loser.
to poker player

Massapequa, NY

#10 May 10, 2009
are you kidding me. gambling is a tax on the poor as is the lottery. having casinos that close would encourage more people on LI to engage in that folly.
location

Farmingdale, NY

#11 May 11, 2009
what is the location of this new building??
just the fscts

Japan

#12 May 11, 2009
Corprate welfare at its best.
philip j fry

Oakdale, NY

#13 May 11, 2009
Long Island Poker Player wrote:
There is a VERY simple solution to keeping jobs and revenue ON LONG ISLAND. EVERY day thousands of Long Islanders go to CT or NJ to gamble. Play some slots, poker, have a nice dinner, see a show....etc...etc.....
BUILD A CASINO ON LONG ISLAND. The jobs and revenue this would create is ASTRONOMICAL. Too bad Long Islanders do not want ANY improvements. And a casino would create more jobs and revenue than ANY other business. And don't start crying about the hard economic times. If times were so tough, why are so many people still going to AC, Foxwoods, Vegas, etc???? Because they LOVE to have GOOD CLEAN ADULT FUN. WAKE UP LONG ISLAND LEGISLATORS.
Define astronomical job growth. The ONLY places where gambling increases jobs are where there are no jobs to begin with ie Foxwoods and Las Vegas where there was nothing to begin with.

Atlantic City has seen a net loss of jobs since the implementation of gambling and the working and poor class are fairing as bad or worse than before 1978.
Long live LILCO

Selden, NY

#14 May 11, 2009
Here you go folks, facism at its finest, and right at your own front door, doesn't get any better than that. Time for Canon to take its ball and go play somewhere else. I'm sure some other feeble minded county wouldn't mind being extorted. Didn't need them before, don't really need them now.
Pliny

Brooklyn, NY

#15 May 11, 2009
Long live LILCO wrote:
Here you go folks, facism at its finest, and right at your own front door, doesn't get any better than that. Time for Canon to take its ball and go play somewhere else. I'm sure some other feeble minded county wouldn't mind being extorted. Didn't need them before, don't really need them now.
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And besides, they'll just take all the tax breaks and all the economic incentives, and eventually downsize the hell out of their workforce and skip town. Why should they be any different from all the other modern-day, corporate welfare recipients?
jimmy

Forest Hills, NY

#16 May 11, 2009
Long Island Poker Player wrote:
There is a VERY simple solution to keeping jobs and revenue ON LONG ISLAND. EVERY day thousands of Long Islanders go to CT or NJ to gamble. Play some slots, poker, have a nice dinner, see a show....etc...etc.....
BUILD A CASINO ON LONG ISLAND. The jobs and revenue this would create is ASTRONOMICAL. Too bad Long Islanders do not want ANY improvements. And a casino would create more jobs and revenue than ANY other business. And don't start crying about the hard economic times. If times were so tough, why are so many people still going to AC, Foxwoods, Vegas, etc???? Because they LOVE to have GOOD CLEAN ADULT FUN. WAKE UP LONG ISLAND LEGISLATORS.
This is the most stupid post I've seen in some time. Casinos do absolutely nothing for the communities where they're located. Step away from the hotel/casino row in AC, and the area is the same hell hole it always was. And just fyi, people 'still go' to casinos in bad times even more than in good times, because they (foolishly) hope to 'hit it big' just once and get out of their financial troubles. Bad thing, casinsos
Long Island Poker Player

Watertown, CT

#17 May 11, 2009
to poker player wrote:
are you kidding me. gambling is a tax on the poor as is the lottery. having casinos that close would encourage more people on LI to engage in that folly.
I knew it wouldn't be long for the first ignorant comment to be posted. I even called it in my original post. Casinos provide GOOD, CLEAN adult fun that people are leaving our island ANYWAY to ENJOY EVERY day. For the few who can not control their gambling, our entire island must suffer by LOSS OF JOBS AND REVENUE. ADULTS WANT GOOD CLEAN FUN and would LOVE to keep the REVENUE AND JOBS ON LONG ISLAND. WAKE UP LONG ISLAND. We NEED, get it NEED THE JOBS AND REVENUE.
Long Island Poker Player

Watertown, CT

#18 May 11, 2009
philip j fry wrote:
<quoted text>
Define astronomical job growth. The ONLY places where gambling increases jobs are where there are no jobs to begin with ie Foxwoods and Las Vegas where there was nothing to begin with.
Atlantic City has seen a net loss of jobs since the implementation of gambling and the working and poor class are fairing as bad or worse than before 1978.
Actually you make a good argument FOR the casino on Long Island. We are not a thriving economy anymore. And with so many Long Islanders going to these other venues to enjoy GOOD, CLEAN, adult fun, the jobs and revenue would be created and STAY here. Any person who was poor before the casinos were put in these other areas, that STAYED poor after, CHOSE to stay poor by being a lazy bum. The jobs and revenue were there for them to apply for, but they chose to stay bums. This is actually a NO BRAINER, but people on Long Island just do NOT get it. What a waste of jobs and revenue being shipped out just a couple of hundred miles away, funding our neighboring states. SAD, truly SAD.

Since: Apr 08

AOL

#19 May 11, 2009
Long Island Poker Player wrote:
There is a VERY simple solution to keeping jobs and revenue ON LONG ISLAND. EVERY day thousands of Long Islanders go to CT or NJ to gamble. Play some slots, poker, have a nice dinner, see a show....etc...etc.....
BUILD A CASINO ON LONG ISLAND. The jobs and revenue this would create is ASTRONOMICAL. Too bad Long Islanders do not want ANY improvements. And a casino would create more jobs and revenue than ANY other business. And don't start crying about the hard economic times. If times were so tough, why are so many people still going to AC, Foxwoods, Vegas, etc???? Because they LOVE to have GOOD CLEAN ADULT FUN. WAKE UP LONG ISLAND LEGISLATORS.
OUR POLITICIANS ARE TOO STUPID TO WAKE UP!!!! A SIMPLE LOOK AT MIDDLE COUNTRY RD FROM NESCONSET HWY TO TERRY RD WILL SHOW DOZENS OF EMPTY STOREFRONTS BECAUSE OF SLEEPING POLITICIANS.
Richie

Hicksville, NY

#20 May 11, 2009
What a shock. Backward-minded Long Islanders trying to keep the steady decline of this dump firmly on its track.

God forbid more good, high paying jobs found their way onto this sandbar. Bring on casinos and indoor ski mountains!

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