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Amazon Selects Queens, NY and D.C. Suburb for Headquarters Expansion

HeadlineNov 13, 2018
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The Wall Street Journal reports that retail giant Amazon has selected a pair of cities to host its new, expanded headquarters: Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia, and Long Island City in Queens, New York. Amazon’s decision came after a 14-month search that saw cities around the U.S. promise tax breaks, taxpayer-funded infrastructure and business-friendly ordinances in an effort to win what Amazon says will be $5 billion in new investment and thousands of jobs. The watchdog group Good Jobs First has blasted the New York and Virginia deals, writing, “Citizens have no idea what their elected officials have promised to a company headed by the richest person on earth. … But we do know that both deals were negotiated in secret, without any public input.”

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