Amazon’s search for its HQ2 was unnerving for many cities. The final decision to go with two fast-growing coastal hubs only highlighted worries about the modern economy’s winner-take-all dynamic.

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  • The Cities That Amazon HQ2 Left Behind
    Now that it’s over, the cities that lost are left to make sense of a process that was always stacked against them. Meanwhile, Amazon is set to reinforce ... to a wider distribution of prosperity than ...
    11/29/2018 - 10:36 pm | View Link
  • Private Train Cars, Murder Task Forces, Captain Kirk: Cities Offered Amazon Some Weird Shit
    But in picking New York and Virginia, Amazon left some of the more bizarre offers on the table ... The real "winners" in the Amazon sweepstakes are places that decided not to play, like San Antonio, ...
    11/15/2018 - 7:43 am | View Link
  • Report: Amazon may split HQ2 between two cities
    Amazon's request for proposals, made public in September 2017, left open the door that the company could entertain ... After launching a reality show-like sweepstakes for a second home in late 2017, ...
    11/5/2018 - 12:28 pm | View Link
  • Happy Amazon Prime Day! Amazon is holding our cities hostage.
    And while cities have waited with bated breath for an announcement of the winning bid, it’s left plenty of time to debate the virtue of allowing Amazon to flex unilateral ... then perhaps winning this ...
    07/17/2018 - 9:45 am | View Link
  • Why Cities Can’t Stop Poaching From One Another
    The doctrine explains why corporations are so successful at extracting tax breaks from competing communities, why sports teams know their relocation threats usually work, why Amazon’s HQ2 sweepstakes ...
    06/8/2018 - 6:16 am | View Link
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