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Real Estate Experts Say Amazon’s Move to NY Could Be a Boon for Housing and Jobs

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Nov 2018

Real Estate Experts Say Amazon’s Move to NY Could Be a Boon for Housing and Jobs

Ecommerce giant Amazon isn’t even in New York yet, but that hasn’t stopped an increased interest in open houses, or lawmakers from asking the company to leave. Amazon’s new offices headed for Long Island City (LIC) is a move that some real estate experts say is promising and will bring about bigger effects to the area, both in housing and the overall job market. For example, according...

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Amazon is on the brink of announcing HQ2 – here’s the site most likely to get it

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Sep 2018

Amazon is on the brink of announcing HQ2 – here’s the site most likely to get it

Amazon announced its HQ2 project on September 7 in 2017. It’s been nearly a year since that date, and a lot has happened since then. As the anniversary nears, cities and companies alike are eagerly awaiting Amazon’s decision. It has almost been a year since Amazon announced its intention to create a second headquarters. And what a long, strange year it’s been. Many twists and turns have lead...

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Amazon HQ2 Housing Showdown: Atlanta Versus Raleigh

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Jul 2018

Amazon HQ2 Housing Showdown: Atlanta Versus Raleigh

Amazon’s 24th anniversary came and went, and despite what many predicted, there was no announcement of where the company’s newest headquarters—dubbed HQ2—will land. Still, that hasn’t stopped people from speculating. Officially, Amazon has it narrowed down to 20 cities, but if you look closely at recent surveys, many have their money on Atlanta or Raleigh, North Carolina. Whichever city Amazon goes with will likely see an...

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Cleveland’s Amazon HQ2 Bid: Proposed Site was Tower City, Employees Would’ve Received 25 Percent Off RTA Passes

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May 2018

Cleveland’s Amazon HQ2 Bid: Proposed Site was Tower City, Employees Would’ve Received 25 Percent Off RTA Passes

Though many of the key financial details of Cleveland’s failed Amazon HQ2 bid remain under lock and key, documents released by the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), first reported by Cleveland.com’s Mark Naymik, show that the proposed local site for the tech giant’s corporate headquarters was Terminal Tower and the adjacent Post Office Plaza. The documents, prepared by NOACA for the city’s bid, were...

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D-FW can house Amazon’s thousands of HQ2 workers without stressing the market

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Jan 2018

D-FW can house Amazon’s thousands of HQ2 workers without stressing the market

If North Texas lands Amazon’s HQ2, housing those thousands of new workers won’t be a problem. The $5 billion second headquarters complex is expected to employ as many as 50,000 people over a 10-year period. Many of the workers are likely to relocate to the area for the new jobs. That’s had some cities competing for the huge business center fretting over what the moves could...

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Atlanta is frontrunner for the new Amazon headquarters

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Jan 2018

Atlanta is frontrunner for the new Amazon headquarters

Experts have weighed in on where they expect to see Amazon build its new headquarters after the retail company released a shortlist of locations. Atlanta seems to be the frontrunner, according to Mashable. Last week, Amazon released a shortlist of potential sites for its second headquarters, revealing 20 locations across the United States for the $5 billion, 5,000-job project. Amazon originally announced it would build a...

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Amazon shortlists 20 cities for its new headquarters

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Jan 2018

Amazon shortlists 20 cities for its new headquarters

In the coming months, the company said it will work with each of the locations to “dive deeper” into their proposals, obtain more information and evaluate how the city could accommodate Amazon’s hiring plans and benefit its workers and the local community. Driven by Amazon’s promise of economic growth, local leaders in areas ranging from CT to Oklahoma vied to host the company, which is now based...

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Amazon HQ2 Search Starts in Atlanta, Georgia?

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Dec 2017

Amazon HQ2 Search Starts in Atlanta, Georgia?

Earlier this year, Amazon created a lot of buzz among communities when it announced it was looking for a second home in North America, dubbed HQ2. With an anticipated investment of over $5 billion in construction and a workforce of around 50,000 people, HQ2 would a huge prize to any community. The company issued a RFP (Request for Proposal) for communities to apply to the company to consider...

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Exclusive Q&A: In Amazon’s Search For HQ2, Tech Workforce Will Be Key Factor

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Nov 2017

Exclusive Q&A: In Amazon’s Search For HQ2, Tech Workforce Will Be Key Factor

Lots of cities want Amazon to call their location home — even if it’s only a second home. After announcing the search for a city to host its second headquarters, the pure play giant received proposals from a remarkable 238 cities and regions across North America, all vying for the promised $5 billion in investment and 50,000 jobs that will come with being “Amazon HQ2.” While Amazon will...

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The battle for Amazon’s $5 billion headquarters has intensified— but these states don’t want to be involved

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Oct 2017

The battle for Amazon’s $5 billion headquarters has intensified— but these states don’t want to be involved

When Amazon announced in September that it will create a $5 billion headquarters and 50,000 jobs in an undetermined location, cities, states, and regions across North America rushed to explain why the company should pick them. Even before proposals were due on October 19, several cities — big and small — launched wacky stunts to promote their bids. Officials from Tucson, Arizona, for example, mailed Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos a 21-foot-tall cactus,...

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