As cities offer massive incentives to win business, economists at UC Riverside offer up a cautionary tale—and examples of how to negotiate benefits for workers and the community.
Petitions and protests urge cities to stop offering tax incentives to Amazon HQ2. But who’s listening?
Democrats could gain politically if the company chooses a city in a battleground state for its second North American headquarters.
While the world focuses on the battle for Amazon HQ2, the other tech giants are consolidating their own urban fiefdoms.
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?
A new campaign, “No Gay, No Way,” is fighting for Amazon to choose a more inclusive home for HQ2.
A new study calls into question the net benefit of Amazon warehouses for cities.
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.
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.
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.
For boosters and residents in the many cities left behind in the HQ2 sweepstakes, it was a day of sadness, anger, regret, and tweeting.
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 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?
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.
Georgia’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act has been stalled for four years amid fears it will deter economic investment. Will Amazon finally kill it?
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.
We’re still working on our relationship.
Since no city submitted the perfect bid for the company’s second world headquarters, I put together my own.
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.
Being HQ1 has been no picnic.