The city’s ambitious plan to fund affordable housing by taxing corporations had a very short life. What happened?
After the city passed a tax on businesses to tackle its housing crisis, corporations mounted a counter-attack. And other cities are watching.
Activists are on a quest to find out.
The compromise bill to fund affordable housing and homelessness programs is a thermometer for how cities regulate rapid economic growth.
Amazon set up its HQ2 bidding war for maximum manipulation of North America’s cities—and the company doesn’t seem to be following its own selection criteria closely.
Seattle wants big businesses to fund affordable housing and reduce homelessness. Amazon isn’t happy.
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.