Patrice Frey

Patrice Frey is the President and CEO of the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Senator Cory Booker (right) and then-New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during an announcement in Newark in October. Before leaving office, Christie signed off on $7 billion in tax breaks to Amazon in an effort to lure the company's second headquarters.

HQ2 Cities: There's a Better Way to Do Economic Development

If you want economic growth and jobs, stop throwing incentives at Amazon and invest in businesses that are already there.