But won't Amazon pay lots of taxes? Probably not. The RFP asks municipalities to identify "incentive programs available for the Project at the state/province and local levels … (i.e. land, site preparation, tax credits/exemptions, relocation grants, workforce grants, utility incentives/grants, permitting, and fee reductions) and the amount" available, adding that the "initial cost and ongoing cost of doing business are critical decision drivers." In other words, Amazon wants a good deal for its billion-dollar monopoly. "Incentives" here mean tax deals like the $660 million Baltimore is taking on in debt to help finance Under Armour's Port Covington project (also Baltimore's choice location for HQ2), in the hopes that it will see a return at some point. This is very risky business, especially when dealing with tech companies, which are infamously volatile. Without enforceable clawback provisions which tie tax credits to performance, corporations like Amazon can easily make promises they may not fulfill.