World News: 04:43 GMT Friday 12th July 2019. [Yahoo Business News Feed via SPi World News]
Nike, which said the expansion is expected to generate more than 500 full-time jobs, made no mention of the loss of the $1 million incentive in its statement on the new facility. Nike responded to a request for comment with a referral to its statement announcing the new plant. Last week, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, a Republican, withdrew the incentive for Nike to build the plant after the world's largest sportswear maker canceled the release of a sneaker featuring a colonial-era version of the American flag, which critics say reflects links to slavery.
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