Arizona Politician Plans to Honor Original Incentive for Nike
Nike created plenty of outrage last week after pulling a limited edition American flag sneaker off the shelves. Frequent collaborator Colin Kaepernick voiced his concerns about the shoe, which features the American flag from the Revolutionary War. Kaepernick said he believed the flag was a symbol of racism. Several days after Nike’s decision, Arizona governor Doug Ducey pulled a million dollar incentive for the sportswear brand to build a factory in the state. Despite Ducey’s comments, politician Georgia Lord, who is the mayor of the town the facility would be built in, said the city would still offer Nike incentives to come to the area.
“We will honor the commitment made in our agreement,” Lord said in a video statement. ”… We will continue to work hard to bring the kind of high quality jobs that our residents deserve.”