Amazon just announced that its seeking a North American city for its second headquarters, beyond Seattle. The move is potentially significant for its impact on the urban form of whatever major city is selected — such as boosting downtown development and transit and helping to revitalize the urban core, as has happened in Seattle. But […]
Amazon said it plans to open a second headquarters somewhere in North America that will house up to 50,000 employees and cost $5 billion to build and operate.
Amazon announced plans Thursday to invest some $5 billion in a second North American headquarters, in a fresh sign of the phenomenal growth of the diversified US technology giant.
Amazon.com's decision to seek a second North American headquarters sets up the most consequential U.S. economic-development contest in recent memory.
Given the age of the housing stock in the U.S., with almost 60% of homes built prior to 1980, Amazon will undoubtedly have an impact on the fix-and-flip market wherever it ultimately decides to build its second HQ. HQ2, as its been ...