AMERICA'S YOUNGEST MAYOR MICHAEL TUBBS PARTNERS WITH AMAZON TO BRING 1,000 NEW JOBS TO HIS CITY
POSTED AUG. 24TH 2017 | BY CSUITEMUSIC
Michael Tubbs of Stockton, California has already made history as the youngest mayor of a major United States city ever, and now he's capturing headlines again with this historic deal.
Mayor Tubbs held a press conference on August 22nd announcing that the City of Stockton is partnering with the online commerce powerhouse Amazon to build a 600,000 square-foot facility in the city, bringing along with it 1,000 new jobs for the community.
And these aren't minimum wage jobs. According to RecordNet.com, these will be full-time jobs with benefits.
This is a major development for the City of Stockton, which was hit hard during the Great Recession, having filed for bankruptcy just five short years ago.
The city has been struggling to reemerge anew from the crisis, and is facing significant challenges regarding crime, jobs, and battling poverty.
Mayor Michael Tubbs - a 27 year old native of Stockton who holds a Master's Degree from Stanford University - was elected last year on a promise to "Reinvent Stockton," becoming the first African-American mayor of the city, and the youngest mayor of any major U.S. city in the nation's history. His campaign for mayor was endorsed by then President Barack Obama.
Now with this new development with Amazon - of which many within the city are calling a "game changer" - it looks like Mayor Tubbs is holding true to his promise to reinvent the City of Stockton.
In September, CSUITEMUSIC.com will sit down with Mayor Tubbs for an exclusive interview about his historic election, and his plans for the future of Stockton, California. Stay tuned for more.
Watch the press conference announcing the Amazon partnership below.