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What Amazon HQ2 signals about the future of cities

Original story at Brookings• 4 mentions • 1 week ago

Brookings 1 week ago

Amazon’s unparalleled announcement that it will build a second headquarters has caught the attention of local officials, economic development professionals, and pundits across the U.S. and Canada. And for good reason: “HQ2,” as it’s being called, would create upwards of 50,000 high-paying jobs and billions of dollars of new investment in whichever city it locates in. The city that lands this historic deal will see its economic and physical landscape transformed, albeit very likely for a hefty price tag in the form of tax incentives. On Thursday, October 19, the Metropolitan Policy Program and CityLab will co-host an event to ...
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12 Oct
Amy Liu @amy_liuw
Join @CityLab’s @kristoncapps, @elindse1 & other experts on Oct 19 for a conversation about #Amazon HQ2: https://t.co/TjzhybVHOV
12 Oct
Brookings Metro @BrookingsMetro
In the DC area and want to know more about Amazon’s #HQ2 search? Register to attend our event w/ @CityLab on 10/19: https://t.co/cy56iMnhuj
11 Oct
Richard Florida @Richard_Florida
RT @joeparilla: On 10/19 we are hosting an event w/@CityLab on what #AmazonHQ2 signals about the future of cities https://t.co/m4g5UdnQzW
10 Oct
Alan Berube @berubea1
Join @BrookingsMetro on "deadline day" to reflect on what the race for AMZ #HQ2 means for the future of cities: https://t.co/9f4dnzHFKs