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Nix the Amazon Orange skyline: An exclusive look inside Dallas-Fort Worth's bid for HQ2 - Dallas News
It was the painstakingly orchestrated answer to a question: If you had less than two days to convince one of the world’s biggest and most visible companies —Amazon — to create as many as 50,000 highly paid tech jobs in Dallas-Fort Worth, how would you do it?
this-week-441  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  dallas  texas  southwest  jobs  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  HQ2  headquarters  corporate-headquarters 
yesterday by areadevelopment
Splitting HQ2: Where Amazon Might Build (Or Lease) In Both Cities - Forbes
If rumors are true that Amazon will land its HQ2s (yes, plural) in outlying communities of New York and Arlington, Virginia, then local commercial real estate developers should gear up for serious demand.
Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  new-york  mid-atlantic  virginia  south-atlantic  headquarters  corporate-headquarters  tech  high-tech  technology  jobs  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection 
5 days ago by areadevelopment
New York's tech scene ready for its moment with Amazon, Google expansions - CNN
Amazon is said to be planning to split its much-hyped second headquarters into two locations, with one rumored to be in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, New York. The company originally promised as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs for the project. Even if that number is halved, it could still mean tens of thousands of jobs in New York.
Around-the-web  Matt  new-york-city  new-york  site-selection  tech  technology  high-tech  amazon  HQ2  headquarters  corporate-headquarters  jobs  taxes-incentives  queens  Google 
5 days ago by areadevelopment
Amazon HQ2: the backlash against Amazon’s expansion, explained - Vox
HQ2 critics are concerned about gentrification, rising housing costs, and an overall lack of transparency in the application process.
this-week-441  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  headquarters  corporate-headquarters  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives  jobs  tech  high-tech  technology  e-commmerce  ecommerce  retail 
7 days ago by areadevelopment
Amazon Plans to Split HQ2 in Two Locations - The New York Times
After conducting a yearlong search for a second home, Amazon has switched gears and is now finalizing plans to have a total of 50,000 employees in two locations, according to people familiar with the decision-making process.
Around-the-web  Matt  HQ2  headquarters  corporate-headquarters  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  taxes-incentives  tech  high-tech  technology  new-york  mid-atlantic  virginia  south-atlantic  Washington-DC  amazon 
8 days ago by areadevelopment
Where Bezos’s jet flies most — and what it might say about Amazon’s HQ2 winner - The Washington Post
Flight data examined by The Post show that the luxury jet has embarked on more than a dozen flights a month in 2018, many of them leaving or returning to Seattle, Amazon’s current home.
Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  corporate-headquarters  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  jobs  tech  high-tech  technology  e-commmerce  ecommerce  retail 
9 days ago by areadevelopment
Amazon’s HQ2 announcement is coming - Recode
After more than a year of fanfare, competition and city government prostrations, Amazon’s announcement of its second headquarters location is imminent.
this-week-438  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  HQ2  site-selection  economic-development  jobs  tech  high-tech  technology  STEM 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
HQ2 Chasing Is a Dying Model. Cities Should Woo Workers - CityLab
Chasing an HQ2 is a dying model. As the nature of working changes, U.S. cities that provide workers with the support that companies once did, will prosper.
this-week-435  Around-the-web  Matt  cities  economic-development  quality-of-life  amazon  HQ2  headquarters  site-selection  jobs  workforce  sfp-insider-9-25-2018 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
A timeline of Amazon's search for HQ2, its second headquarters - USA Today
In 2017 Amazon.com announced it was seeking a second North American headquarters which, once built out, will employ up to 50,000 high tech workers. This set off a race among big cities eager to house the world's most valuable company and its well-paid employees.
this-week-435  Around-the-web  Matt  headquarters  amazon  HQ2  jobs  site-selection  economic-development 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Integrating Technology Into the Corporate Headquarters Facility - Area Development
Businesses that utilize technology to ensure their corporate headquarters are ready for the future will realize productivity, economic, and other gains.
area-development-features  Matt  headquarters  tech  high-tech  technology  site-selection  economic-development 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
As Amazon narrows choice for HQ2, these cities finishing strong - CNBC
Amazon could narrow the finalists as soon as this month for the new headquarters and the 50,000 jobs it says will go with it.
this-week-434  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  headquarters  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  taxes-incentives  e-commmerce  ecommerce 
12 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Measuring the Potential Impact of Amazon HQ2 on DC and Other Candidate Sites — CARTO
We don’t yet know where it will end up, but Amazon HQ2 is going to vastly change the physical, societal, and economic landscape of the chosen site. For the candidate cities, Amazon itself, and other local economic interests, the impact of HQ2 will be significant.
this-week-432  Around-the-web  Matt  headquarters  HQ2  site-selection  economic-development  amazon  jobs  data  e-commmerce  ecommerce  high-tech  tech  technology 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Emails reveal plans, intense 'war room' effort to lure Amazon's HQ2 - Indianapolis Business Journal
As Indianapolis economic development officials worked behind closed doors to develop a pitch to attract Amazon’s HQ2 to locate here, they used a “war room” at a downtown creative agency.
this-week-432  Around-the-web  Matt  indiana  indianapolis  midwest  amazon  HQ2  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  taxes-incentives  tech  high-tech  technology  e-commmerce  ecommerce 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
In Focus: The Pitfalls of Being in the Running for Amazon HQ2 - Area Development
Only one city can win the project, leaving the losers to explain why they were so heavily invested in trying to land the HQ2, which may ultimately come with its own set of challenges.
amazon  HQ2  headquarters  economic-development  site-selection  e-commmerce  ecommerce  area-development-features 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Is Washington, D.C. prepared for the Amazon HQ2 ‘prosperity bomb’? - Brookings
Washington, D.C. has put big money on the line to attract Amazon, and it should make similarly bold investments in current residents and assets.
this-week-340  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  HQ2  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  Washington-DC 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Unilever transformed its old office park into an ultra-sustainable HQ - Fast Company
The building comes with a unique arrangement: If its energy savings–from things like smart cooling and heating systems–don’t live up to the promises, the developer will cover the bills.
this-week-427  Around-the-web  Matt  headquarters  facilities-management  facility-planning  sustainability  sustainable-development  insider-8-31-2018 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon and Apple engage in turf war for location of second headquarters - CNBC
Didi Caldwell, Global Location Strategies founding principal provides insight to two of the world's most valuable tech companies battling each other for some of the same cities to build new corporate campuses.
this-week-426  Around-the-web  Matt  apple  amazon  economic-development  site-selection  HQ2  headquarters  high-tech  tech  technology  innovation  taxes-incentives 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
5 Lessons From the Amazon HQ2 Frenzy - GOVERNING
Most places were never going to land the company’s next headquarters. But there are still some key takeaways for them.
amazon  HQ2  this-week-424  Around-the-web  Matt  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  jobs  tech  high-tech  technology  e-commmerce  ecommerce  taxes-incentives 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
If taxes sway Amazon HQ2 decision, data shows Triangle has an advantage - WRAL TechWire
In the ongoing selection battle to determine where Amazon HQ2 and its 50,000 jobs will land, the Research Triangle region has a bottom-line profit advantage over its competitors for the Internet giant to consider.
Around-the-web  Matt  north-carolina  south-atlantic  research-triangle  amazon  HQ2  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  jobs  tech  high-tech  technology  e-commmerce  ecommerce  retail  this-week-434 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Telemundo unveils new headquarters in Miami - Miami Herald
Entering the gleaming new white-and-blue Telemundo Center is a little like stepping into the future — and not just because the inside of the building feels like a spaceship.
this-week-420  Around-the-web  Matt  miami  Florida  south-atlantic  headquarters  economic-development  site-selection  facility-planning 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
What Amazon’s workplace wish list tells us about the future city - WORKTECH Academy
As Amazon draws closer to a decision about a new location for its second headquarters in North America, its public declaration of demands has prompted questions about what the future city requires to attract forward-thinking enterprises.
this-week-419  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  headquarters  e-commmerce  ecommerce  high-tech  tech  technology  workplace  workplace-design  workplace-trends 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon's HQ2 Search Is About Politics, Too - Bloomberg
An elite workforce will expect bike paths, dog parks and vegan gastropubs. And "a compatible cultural and community environment."
this-week-419  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  quality-of-life  politics  government-policy  jobs  workforce  e-commmerce  ecommerce  tech  high-tech  technology 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Silence is golden with 50,000 Amazon jobs on the line - The Boston Globe
The first rule of the contest to land Amazon’s second headquarters is that you don’t talk about Amazon’s second headquarters. At least not in public.
this-week-418  Around-the-web  Matt  Boston  amazon  headquarters  HQ2  Massachusetts  new-england  site-selection  economic-development  jobs  e-commmerce  ecommerce  retail  tech  high-tech  technology  taxes-incentives 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Tim Cook disses Amazon second headquarters search - CNNMoney
Speaking at an event in Chicago on Wednesday, Cook said Apple's quest to find a home for another campus will be different than Amazon's approach.
this-week-418  Around-the-web  Matt  apple  amazon  HQ2  headquarters  taxes-incentives  jobs  tech  high-tech  technology  economic-development  site-selection 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon HQ2 'losers' use bid process as learning experience - Smart Cities Dive
Some cities already plan to reuse bid materials, while many agree that the bidding process alone set them up well for future competitions.
this-week-416  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  jobs  e-commmerce  ecommerce  high-tech  technology  tech  RFP  cities 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon Has Massive Expansion Plans for Seattle, Let Alone HQ2 - Bloomberg
Amazon.com Inc. is narrowing the field of candidate cities for its second headquarters, but that doesn’t mean it’s forgotten about Seattle.
this-week-416  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  tech  technology  high-tech  headquarters  HQ2  Washington  pacific-states  seattle 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon discreetly visits HQ2 cities in Phase 2 of extraordinary second headquarters competition – GeekWire
The Seattle tech titan is visiting the 20 cities competing for its second headquarters, collecting data and touring potential sites for the project to inform the company’s final decision.
this-week-415  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  HQ2  headquarters  tech  high-tech  technology  jobs  e-commmerce 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Google eyes expansion of its New York campus - The Globe and Mail
As New York waits to hear whether it's been chosen as the site for Amazon.com Inc.'s second headquarters, recent moves by another tech giant, Google Inc., to expand its footprint in the city are helping to legitimize New York's claim to be Silicon Valley East.
this-week-415  Around-the-web  Matt  tech  technology  high-tech  site-selection  Google  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic  headquarters 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Don't Chase Megadeals, HQ2 Cities - CityLab
If you want economic growth and jobs, stop throwing incentives at Amazon and invest in businesses that are already there.
this-week-415  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  HQ2  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives  jobs 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Why The Next Billion-Dollar Tech Firm Will Be Born In Canada - Forbes
In January, Amazon announced the 20 finalist cities still in the running to host its second global headquarters. Parsing the list, one city stood out as the only option outside America’s borders: Toronto.
this-week-414  Around-the-web  Matt  high-tech  tech  technology  canada  location-canada  toronto  central-canada  ontario  economic-development  amazon  headquarters  HQ2 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Determining The Sweet Spot For Pursuing Economic Incentives - Site Selection Group
What is the sweet spot? Prospective clients frequently ask what is the optimal amount of capital investment and job creation to procure economic incentives. In this article, Site Selection Group will attempt to answer this question, which simply stated is – it depends.
economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives  Around-the-web  manufacturing  data-centers  office  headquarters  this-week-414  insider-3-39-2018 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon HQ2: A Reset Button for Site Selection - CCIM Institute
Amazon's HQ2 site selection process is more than just a point along a timeline charting its evolution as one of the world's most transformative companies. It is a reset button that will likely have implications far beyond Amazon.
this-week-413  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  HQ2  site-selection  economic-development  taxes-incentives  quality-of-life  jobs  e-commmerce  ecommerce 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
New GCS Report Sheds Light on Amazon HQ2 Top 20 - NKF Global Corporate Services
Aside from population, the top 20 markets vary widely in terms of many other key demographic, economic, and quality of life indicators that typically guide a headquarters site selection. The economic and demographic diversity of these locations provides Amazon with ample opportunity to test different market types and profile the economic geography of a large swath of the United States in its search for the optimal location for HQ2.
this-week-413  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  HQ2  site-selection  economic-development  taxes-incentives  e-commmerce  ecommerce 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
A Conversation with Richard Florida about Amazon HQ2 - DCI
Dr. Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class and The New Urban Crisis, did something unusual last week. After conferring with other leading experts on cities, he created a “Support for a Non-Aggression Pact on Amazon HQ2” petition and put it on Change.org. So far over a thousand leading thinkers from across the country have signed the document.
this-week-412  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  hq2  headquarters  e-commmerce  ecommerce  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  workforce 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
How Amazon Benefits From Losing Cities’ HQ2 Bids - The New York Times
The other week, 218 cities and states lost in the sweepstakes to be the home of Amazon’s second headquarters, failing to make the list of 20 finalists.
this-week-411  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  jobs  e-commmerce  economic-development  site-selection  cities  HQ2 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Will Amazon HQ2 Process Change Economic Development Game? - Bloomberg Tax
Economic development professionals are torn as to whether the campaign by cities and metro regions to win Amazon’s second headquarters will change the way the game is played.
this-week-411  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  HQ2  e-commmerce  ecommerce  economic-development  site-selection 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Top Economic Incentive Deals of 2017 - Site Selection Group
Site Selection Group estimates that in 2017 more than $10.12 billion in economic incentives were offered to attract various projects in the United States ranging from office projects, such as headquarters and data centers, to industrial facilities, including manufacturing plants and distribution centers. While economic incentives continue to be scrutinized and heavily debated, there is no doubt that they continued to be utilized by states to attract and retain business.
this-week-411  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  jobs  taxes-incentives  workforce  distribution-centers  data-centers  headquarters 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon's finalist cities have one trait in common that few are talking about - Business Insider
Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, points out that Amazon's 20 finalist cities have a little-discussed trait in common.
this-week-411  Around-the-web  Matt  immigration  amazon  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  workforce 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
What could Amazon HQ2 bring to Indy? We asked experts to do the math - IBJ.com
Amazon’s plan to build a second U.S. headquarters, investing $5 billion and hiring 50,000 workers who average $100,000 a pop, is almost too immense to fathom.
this-week-411  Around-the-web  Matt  indianapolis  india  midwest  amazon  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  ecommerce  e-commmerce  HQ2  jobs 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Promising Billions to Amazon: Is It a Good Deal for Cities? - The New York Times
When New Jersey announced a $7 billion package of tax incentives to try to lure Amazon’s second headquarters to Newark, local officials saw a chance to jump-start a city that has long struggled with poverty and joblessness.
this-week-411  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Innovation Corridor could be lasting legacy of failed Amazon bid - Houston Chronicle
Houston's chronic shortcomings as a tech hub may have torpedoed its bid for Amazon's sprawling second headquarters, but the proposal has already served as a catalyst for developing an innovation district that officials say could at last entice the world's most disruptive companies to locate in a city that has for years been playing catchup.
this-week-4011  Around-the-web  Matt  houston  texas  southwest  tech  high-tech  technology  economic-development  site-selection  cities  Metros  amazon  headquarters 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Front Line: Amazon’s HQ2 Finalists Reflect a Growing Shift in Geographical Clout - Area Development
The 20 finalist locations for Amazon’s second headquarters location include several smaller cities that are not typically thought of as technology centers.
area-development-features  frontline  amazon  headquarters  retail  ecommerce  site-selection  e-commmerce  economic-development  taxes-incentives  jobs  tech  high-tech  technology 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
The disturbing part about Amazon's HQ2 competition (Opinion) - CNN
But, there's one part of Amazon's HQ2 competition that is deeply disturbing -- pitting city against city in a wasteful and economically unproductive bidding war for tax and other incentives. As one of the world's most valuable companies, Amazon does not need -- and should not be going after -- taxpayer dollars that could be better used on schools, parks, transit, housing or other much needed public goods.
this-week-411  Around-the-web  Matt  cities  Metros  economic-development  site-selection  amazon  headquarters  taxes-incentives  ecommerce  retail  tech  high-tech  technology 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon creates new playbook for headquarters searches - Chicago Tribune
Corporate relocation searches can be cloak-and-dagger affairs, complete with secretive office tours, project code names and hotel rooms booked under aliases.
this-week-310  Around-the-web  Matt  headquarters  amazon  site-selection  economic-development  taxes-incentives  ecommerce  retail 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon HQ2 cities: Here are some of the biggest snubs - CNNMoney
Those are just a few of the big names that didn't make the final list of 20 cities Amazon (AMZN) is considering for its second headquarters. With 238 proposals submitted, there were bound to be lots of also-rans. But a few notable cities and proposals got snubbed.
this-week-410  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  ecommerce  retail  high-tech  tech  technology  site-selection  economic-development  jobs 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon Chooses 20 Finalists for Second Headquarters - The New York Times
Amazon said on Thursday that it had whittled the list of possible homes for its second headquarters to 20, including centers of technology like Boston and some surprise locations like Columbus, Ohio.
this-week-410  Around-the-web  Matt  site-selection  economic-development  amazon  headquarters  ecommerce  retail  high-tech  tech  technology  cities  workforce  taxes-incentives 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon Second Headquarters: Atlanta and Austin Now Lead - Fortune
Amazon will make a big splash in 2018 by announcing the location of its second corporate headquarters—a prize expected to bring prestige and as many as 50,000 high paying jobs to the winning city.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  retail  ecommerce  high-tech  tech  technology  site-selection  economic-development  Austin  Atlanta  Georgia  texas  southwest  south-atlantic  jobs 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Report: Michigan offered Amazon big tax breaks to build Detroit HQ - Detroit Free Press
The state of Michigan would give Amazon big tax breaks for three decades on top of $106 million in public subsidies from Windsor if the e-commerce giant were to pick the Detroit region for its second headquarters, according to a news report.

A copy of Detroit's official 242-page bid book for Amazon's "HQ2," which was produced by a 65-person committee headed by billionaire businessman Dan Gilbert and submitted to Amazon in October, was obtained this week by the Crain's Detroit business newspaper.
amazon  detroit  Michigan  economic-development-news  headquarters  Around-the-web  this-week-409 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Location Notebook: Tennessee - A Place to Grow Headquarters Operations - Area Development
A pro-business environment is helping Tennessee to attract headquarters operations and grow its business and professional services sector, while its quality of life draws workers to the state.
area-development-features  Matt  Location-notebook  Tennessee  south  headquarters  quality-of-life  economic-development  site-selection 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
McDonald's U.S. president says downtown headquarters will create 'different level of energy' - Chicago Tribune
Chris Kempczinski, McDonald’s U.S. president, is hitting the gas as the global fast-food chain works to modernize its U.S. restaurants and woo back customers who have drifted off.
this-week-406  Around-the-web  Matt  headquarters  food-industry  urban-planning  cities 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Cities dream of wooing Amazon, but is it worth it? - PBS
The pitches have been quirky, some might even say desperate. City officials across North America are trying to get Amazon's attention in hopes that the fourth-largest company in the U.S. will build its next big tech hub in their community. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on what they stand to gain, and pay, for the chance.
this-week-406  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  retail  ecommerce  economic-development  site-selection  jobs 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Where Could Amazon Build a Second Headquarters? - WSJ
Civic leaders and property developers across the U.S. are describing their cities in flowery terms, hoping to become home to Amazon’s second headquarters. The tech giant last month announced it had received 238 proposals from cities and regions across North America to host the project.
this-week-404  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  jobs  ecommerce 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
The Headquarters Checklist: How Do Companies Pick a Location? - Knowledge@Wharton
If by announcing a search for a second headquarters Amazon intended to play one city against another and generate millions of dollars in free publicity, it has worked. Many observers believe Amazon has long known where it wants to be — or at least has never seriously considered more than two or three specific sites — since there are no more than a handful of cities that fit the requisite criteria.
Around-the-web  Matt  site-selection  economic-development  headquarters  amazon  ecommerce  technology  this-week-403  this-week-408 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Data Scientist forecasts Amazon’s HQ2 - Shawn Berry
The best Data Scientists see in a slew of data what matters, communicate why it matters, and instruct others about how strategy and operations must change to address what matters.
this-week-401  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  tech  high-tech  technology  site-selection  economic-development  STEM  workforce  jobs  this-week-408 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Lord & Taylor Building, Icon of New York Retail, Will Become WeWork Headquarters - The New York Times
From the moment its doors opened more than a century ago, the Lord & Taylor building on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan has stood as a monument to old-school retail.
this-week-401  wework  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic  workplace  workplace-design  workplace-trends  headquarters  collabarative-workspace  jobs 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Front Line: The Competition for Amazon’s HQ2 - Area Development
Like contestants at a beauty pageant, cities across the U.S. and Canada are eagerly awaiting the announcement: where will Amazon decide to build its new $5 billion second headquarters, which will create 50,000 jobs?
area-development-features  matt  frontline  amazon  headquarters  jobs  economic-development  site-selection  ecommerce  retail  tech  high-tech  technology 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
To Meet Amazon’s Tax-Break Demands For HQ2, Will Cities - Fast Company
There are two pots of money the online retail behemoth could try to grab, each of which could effectively give the company a negative tax rate.
this-week-400  Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  amazon  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  ecommerce  tech 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Will Amazon take a chance on contributing to a common good in Detroit? - Detroit Free Press
Detroit's Amazon HQ2 bid might be a sleeper, as outside experts contend. Or, maybe, it could spark a broader vision in an ongoing dream to revitalize Detroit.
this-week-400  Around-the-web  Matt  detroit  Michigan  midwest  site-selection  economic-development  headquarters  amazon  ecommerce  retail  tech  jobs  taxes-incentives 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Beyond HQ2: How should local economic development officials respond to Amazon? - Brookings
Amazon’s recent announcement that it is soliciting bids from metro areas to establish a second headquarters site in North America has set off a predictable feeding frenzy within the economic development community.
this-week-399  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  jobs  robotics  ecommerce  fulfillment-center  tech  high-tech  technology  economic-development  site-selection  workforce  taxes-incentives 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Why I’m Not Bidding for Amazon’s HQ - WSJ
San Jose won’t offer subsidies for favored corporations, which are a bad deal for city taxpayers.
this-week-398  Around-the-web  Matt  headquarters  amazon  retail  ecommerce  jobs  economic-development  site-selection  tech  high-tech  technology 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Shopping malls battered by online retailers may be offered to Amazon as HQ2 sites - The Seattle Times
Real-estate developers from Phoenix to Washington, D.C., are suggesting former shopping malls as prime locations for Amazon’s next headquarters.
this-week-398  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  retail  malls  ecommerce  site-selection  economic-development 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Memo To Mayors Courting Amazon’s HQ2: Now’s The Time To Be Stingy And Smart - Fast Company
Public officials should think carefully before offering extremely costly tax-break offers to a company valued at $450 billion and with a long history of tax avoidance.
this-week-397  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  taxes-incentives  ecommerce  retail 
september 2017 by areadevelopment
Nothing Is Too Strange for Cities Wooing Amazon to Build There - The New York Times
Amazon, on the hunt for a place to build a second headquarters, where it plans to invest $5 billion and create 50,000 jobs, has begun an enormous competition among cities across North America.
Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  jobs  high-tech  tech  technology  headquarters  economic-development  ecommerce  cities 
september 2017 by areadevelopment
Beyond “Amazon Idol” toward a real regional growth strategy - Brookings
Amazon’s request for proposals (RFP) for a second headquarters complex continues to rivet city lovers, economic development leaders, and the site selection crowd (and its critics). Like a reality TV show, millions are pulling for their favorite cities. And why not: winning the title could be life-changing for some lucky metro.
Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  tech  economic-development  jobs  site-selection 
september 2017 by areadevelopment
The Amazon Talent Index: Cities That Could Work and the Data To Present - Emsi
Amazon is going to choose a city for its second headquarters based on the availability and sustainability of labor. There’s no getting around the labor play when you plan to hire 50,000 workers. Yet the final decision for Amazon, or any firm making a site selection decision, is not just about absolute workforce numbers.
this-week-397  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  workforce  cities  jobs  tech  retail  ecommerce  technology  high-tech  sfp-insider-9-25-2018 
september 2017 by areadevelopment
Large e-commerce company ISO of second home. Dense, dynamic innovation district preferred - Brookings
Since Amazon’s bombshell announcement last week requesting applications for “HQ2”—a second corporate headquarters that will hire as many as 50,000 new employees—a flurry of
articles and blog posts have speculated about which cities are the top contenders and what landing the corporate behemoth would portend for the winning locale.
this-week-397  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  tech  technology  high-tech  retail  ecommerce  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  cities  workforce  innovation-hubs  innovation  innovation-centers 
september 2017 by areadevelopment
The Crazy Plan That Could Be Boston's Amazon HQ2 Silver Bullet - Bisnow
While Boston is a top contender in the race for Amazon’s HQ2, critics say it is impossible to build 8M SF of offices in the city’s core.
Around-the-web  Matt  Boston  Massachusetts  new-england  amazon  high-tech  retail  ecommerce  cities  site-selection  headquarters 
september 2017 by areadevelopment
What Amazon’s HQ2 Wish List Signals About the Future of Cities - HBR
Amazon’s big 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.
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september 2017 by areadevelopment
Amazon headquarters: Cities in a bidding war - Business Insider
Unsurprisingly, cities across the United States and Canada are jumping on the opportunity to lure Amazon to their neck of the woods. Many officials have already said they're planning to submit a formal proposal to the company.
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september 2017 by areadevelopment
Amazon headquarters contest: States to compete for 50,000 jobs - USA Today
Amazon.com's decision to build a second North American headquarters sets up the most consequential U.S. economic-development contest in recent memory, as states and cities jockey to land up to 50,000 jobs.
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september 2017 by areadevelopment
GSA cancels search for new FBI headquarters - Washington Business Journal
In a stunning blow to Greater Washington, the nation's top law enforcement agency will have to stay put in its deteriorating downtown D.C. headquarters for the foreseeable future.
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july 2017 by areadevelopment
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