Amazon HQ2

Could Amazon Flip a State?

Democrats could gain politically if the company chooses a city in a battleground state for its second North American headquarters.

The Quiet Rise of the Downtown Tech Campus

While the world focuses on the battle for Amazon HQ2, the other tech giants are consolidating their own urban fiefdoms.

Where an HQ2 Could Most Help Me Find a Boyfriend

Sure, the bidding war for Amazon’s headquarters might hurt cities. But I couldn’t help but wonder: Would it also help me find a boyfriend?

Amazon HQ2 Competition Spotlights Gaps in LGBTQ Protections

A new campaign, “No Gay, No Way,” is fighting for Amazon to choose a more inclusive home for HQ2.

Does Inviting Amazon to Your Hood Really Create Jobs?

A new study calls into question the net benefit of Amazon warehouses for cities.

HQ2 Hunger Games: Meet Your Tributes

With 20 cities left competing for Amazon, cities are angling to offer more than ever for 50,000 jobs. Here’s your ultimate reference for every city.

The Case for Putting Amazon's HQ2 in the Suburbs

If it’s built on the urban fringe, HQ2 doesn’t have to be an inward-looking campus marooned in sprawl. It could be the mother of all suburban retrofits.

Where Amazon HQ2 Could Worsen Affordability the Most

Some of the cities dubbed finalists in Amazon’s headquarters search are likely to see a greater strain on their housing market, a new analysis finds.

The 7 Stages of Amazon HQ2 Grief

For boosters and residents in the many cities left behind in the HQ2 sweepstakes, it was a day of sadness, anger, regret, and tweeting.

Amazon Whittles Down List of HQ2 Contenders to 20 Finalists

The list skews toward larger cities and metropolitan areas along the Eastern corridor, stretching as far north as Toronto and as far south as Miami. And it looks like some of the economic incentives might be paying off.

The (Legal) Case Against Bidding Wars Like Amazon's

The race to win Amazon’s second headquarters has reignited a conversation dating back to the late ‘90s: Should economic incentives be curbed by the federal government? Can they be?

Downtown Austin, Texas

Missing From Amazon's HQ2 Search: Climate

Amazon made no mention of climate change in its HQ2 request for proposals, and most of the public city bids don’t address it, either.

How a Bid for Amazon HQ2 Got Tangled Up in a Fight for LGBTQ Rights

Georgia’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act has been stalled for four years amid fears it will deter economic investment. Will Amazon finally kill it?

The Extreme Amazon Bidder Just Got Real

Chula Vista is offering free land; Fresno is ceding community control; and New Jersey is offering $7 billion in incentives. Here’s what else we know about the 30 publicly available Amazon HQ2 bids.

Amazon employees in Seattle enjoy a free banana vendor.

How Seattle Fell Out of Love With Amazon

We’re still working on our relationship.

Amazon Should Just Build HQ2 In My Apartment

Since no city submitted the perfect bid for the company’s second world headquarters, I put together my own.

This Wasn’t Actually a Great Week for Amazon

While the public buzzed around cities’ extravagant HQ2 bids, Amazon’s been taking some hits to its business and reputation, raising yet another flag for cities pouring incentives into their offers.

A screnshot from Frisco's Amazon bid video.

The Underdogs Bidding on Amazon HQ2

Why are small, long-shot cities, who on the surface don’t seem to meet at least one of Amazon’s threshold criteria, putting their hats in the ring?

How Far Will Cities Go to Win Amazon HQ2?

In a bidding war this contentious, economic incentive packages could get extreme.