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Bits: The Week in Tech: Amazon Finally Makes an HQ2 Decision

Until recently, Amazon barely involved itself in Seattle’s civic politics. Its growth was steady for more than a decade, only kicking into high gear the past few years. For a while, Amazon’s main involvement with city hall was more about small things like approvals for street vacations than major politics. …

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The Look of Amazon’s HQ2 Winners, Before Amazon

Instead of one new home, Amazon chose two. Two places, with waterfront views and organic shops and abandoned buildings, that will someday house tens of thousands of high-tech workers. We spent much of this week in those two places, Crystal City in Arlington, Va., and Long Island City in Queens, …

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Amazon’s HQ2 in Virginia Leaves a Real Estate Firm Poised to Cash In

Two years ago, Matt Kelly couldn’t have known that a failed merger involving his real estate firm would propel him toward a central role in Amazon’s expansion plans. In May 2016, Mr. Kelly and his firm, then known as the JBG Companies, had an agreement to merge with a large …

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Amazon HQ2: How New York and Virginia Won the Beauty Contest

After 14 months of pitches, meetings and offers of incentives and name changes, Amazon announced on Tuesday that its second headquarters would be on two sites: one in Long Island City, Queens, and another in Arlington, Va. The company is also developing a smaller operations and logistics facility in Nashville. …

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Amazon Announces New York and Virginia as HQ2 Picks

SEATTLE — Amazon laid out its plans for two of the biggest economic development projects in the country on Tuesday, announcing that it will put major corporate outposts in New York City and Arlington, Va. The two locations, in Long Island City in Queens and Crystal City in Arlington, just …

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Visions of a Tech Hub? Landing Amazon Is Just a Start

When Amazon announced plans to build a second headquarters somewhere in North America, it set off a competition for a sort of new-economy golden ticket, a chance for one city to become, almost overnight, a magnet for the high-paying jobs and entrepreneurial spark that are hallmarks of urban success in …

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