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Amazon provides additional HQ2 details, from community gardens to a banana stand

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Jul 2019

Amazon provides additional HQ2 details, from community gardens to a banana stand

From local retailers to a banana stand, Amazon.com Inc. Wednesday offered a taste of what’s to come for the residents and employees of Pentagon City’s Metropolitan Park, the home of the first new HQ2 building. The Seattle company’s top real estate executive, John Schoettler, introduced the second headquarters to a standing-room-only crowd of about 200 residents. While he broadly explained the overall architecture and aesthetic,...

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Amazon can afford to give Big Apple one more shot

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Feb 2019

Amazon can afford to give Big Apple one more shot

New Yorkers aren’t known for their avoidance of conflict. Amazon has waded into a spat with the city over incentives it won in return for choosing New York as the location for half of its second headquarters, known as HQ2. The fact that other big companies have created jobs without such fanfare weakens Amazon’s hand, but the Big Apple deserves one more shot. State and...

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Amazon’s silence on HQ2 only stokes more speculation

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Aug 2018

Amazon’s silence on HQ2 only stokes more speculation

There has been so little news of late about Amazon’s search for a second headquarters that some observers have taken to seizing on the slightest whiff of a clue about where the e-commerce giant might decide to locate its coveted $8 billion complex. Take an advertisement the company posted last month seeking candidates for an economic development position in Washington, D.C. The notice sparked a round...

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Amazon HQ2: New Evidence Boosts Boston’s Odds

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Apr 2018

Amazon HQ2: New Evidence Boosts Boston’s Odds

When it comes to managerial brilliance, there is nothing quite as appealing as Amazon’s first shareholder letter that highlights the importance of thinking about every day as a chance to rethink how to make its offer to customers ever-more valuable than competitor’s. Compared to that, the free publicity that Amazon has garnered in the wake of its competition for HQ2 — the second headquarters expected...

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Amazon’s HQ2 is expected to bring soaring housing prices — here are the cities that could be hit hardest

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Apr 2018

Amazon’s HQ2 is expected to bring soaring housing prices — here are the cities that could be hit hardest

Amazon’s second headquarters, called HQ2, will likely transform the city it comes to. Promising 50,000 workers and $5 billion in investment, HQ2 will likely increase rent and home prices in its chosen metro, according to housing experts. Cities including Columbus and Indianapolis could see less dramatic increases in housing prices. Miami and Boston could see more significant rises. In March, Seattle officials and business leaders  debated  whether Amazon...

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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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