Category: Amazon HQ2

Amazon Investing in Affordable Housing Near HQ2 Campus in Virginia

Amazon is pledging $20 million to Arlington County’s Affordable Housing Investment Fund as part of the HQ2 deal it reached with the County earlier this year.

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Key Takeaways from the Amazon HQ2 Search and its Aftermath

The biggest economic development news story of the past decade got even bigger when Amazon announced they were pulling out of their New York office. Now that the Amazon HQ2 search process is (seemingly) over, experts are taking a step back to see what we can learn from the whole affair.

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Amazon Emboldens Activists with Decision to Leave NYC Office

Amazon’s decision to abandon its proposed office in Long Island City, NY is a major win for local politicians and activists that were opposed to the deal and may signal the start of a nationwide movement.

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Big Incentive Deals Land Amazon, Foxconn in Hot Water

As incentive deals for companies are growing well into the billions, opposition to these types of deals is growing as well.

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Crystal City Clinches Amazon Bid with New Virginia Tech Campus

Out of all of the promises made to Amazon, one was a game-changer that helped Crystal City come out on top – a $1 billion investment into a new Virginia Tech campus focused on software and innovation.

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Talent Set New York and Virginia Apart From Other HQ2 Finalists

The recent announcement that Amazon’s second and third headquarters will be in Long Island City, NY and Crystal City, VA prompted many to ask “Why New York? Why Virginia?” and the answer is: talent.

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Is Amazon Brave Enough to Say No to Incentives?

Many saw Amazon’s recent announcement that it would raise its minimum wage to $15 as a step in the right direction for workers, and hope that it will refuse incentives in its upcoming HQ2 bid as a step in the right direction for cities.

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Amazon HQ2 is Interested in Your City, Now What?

Amazon’s rapid rise to being one of the most profitable companies in the world was unexpected, and now its highly competitive, highly public search for a second headquarters location is making people wonder how Amazon’s expansion (and ones like it) will play out in the future.

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