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Mesa mayor makes pitch to Amazon for second headquarters

Posted by   /  October 20, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

KTAR The bids to become the home of Amazon’s second headquarters have gone out and now Mesa Mayor John Giles waits to hear back from the online shopping giant. Giles and officials from between 50 to 100 cities and counties had until Thursday to submit proposals. He felt awfully good about his Phoenix suburb’s chances to land […]

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Why Amazon’s new headquarters won’t guarantee economic boon

Posted by   /  October 19, 2017  /  Economy  /  No Comments

Cities across the country are falling over themselves to score the winning ticket in the biggest local lottery — Amazon’s second North American Headquarters. Today’s the deadline for them to submit proposals. But luring Amazon’s promised 50,000 jobs comes with costs that may outweigh the benefits for some cities. Why cities care: Mayors see dollar […]

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Will Arizona home prices sway Amazon’s search for second headquarters?

Posted by   /  October 16, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Russ Wiles | The Republic Amazon’s search for a second home to complement its Seattle headquarters has prompted all sorts of cities to enter the competition. The ultimate winner will land up to 50,000 high-paying jobs, a corporate giant on the cutting edge of innovation and huge bragging rights that could lead to more business expansions and startups. Amazon has […]

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Cities’ appeals to Amazon ranked

Posted by   /  October 13, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Washingtonian It’s been a little more than three weeks since Amazon announced it plans to build a second global headquarters somewhere in North America. And in that time, mayors and business development officials in towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas across the continent have stumbled over themselves to explain why their municipalities are the best […]

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Labor pain and labor training: A modest proposal

Posted by   /  September 27, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Amp up the power of attraction to construction trade work by cross-training with an emphasis on tech skills. By John McManus | Builder Meet Aaron Holm. Only two years ago, Holm was working at Amazon on the Amazon Go grocery business and leading Amazon Books physical store product management when an idea struck him. He’d been fixating […]

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Phoenix-area mayors ready to join forces to land Amazon headquarters

Posted by   /  September 26, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

KTAR The mayors of competing East Valley cities chasing online seller Amazon’s prospective second headquarters are ready to help each other out to land the deal for the state, they said Monday. “I wouldn’t be disappointed if it went to Chandler — this is very much a regional pitch,” Mesa Mayor John Giles told KTAR 92.3 […]

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East Valley cities line up to win new Amazon headquarters

Posted by   /  September 21, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Wayne Schutsky | East Valley Tribune Amazon started a national bidding war earlier this month when it announced it is in search of a location for its second U.S. headquarters. The announcement has drawn interest from several East Valley cities that are jumping at the chance to bring the online retail giant – and […]

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Amazon rejects Tucson’s gift of a 21-foot saguaro cactus

Posted by   /  September 19, 2017  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Republic Amazon has rejected a 21-foot saguaro cactus that a Tucson economic development group sent to the online giant in hopes of luring a second company headquarters to the city. Amazon tweeted Tuesday to the group, Sun Corridor Inc., that the company cannot accept gifts — “even really cool […]

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6 reasons Amazon won’t pick Arizona for new HQ site

Posted by   /  September 11, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

AZBigMedia The hunt for where Amazon will build its second North American Headquarters is on but some industry leaders doubt Arizona’s chances to secure the project. Amazon’s “HQ2” would resemble its existing headquarters located north of Downtown Seattle that totals 8 million square feet, employs 40,000 workers and has generated an economic impact of $38 […]

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Here are the cities that match Amazon’s wish list for its second headquarters

Posted by   /  September 8, 2017  /  Economy  /  1 Comment

CNBC Amazon wants to build a second HQ and offered a checklist of what it’s looking for. We matched some of the retailer’s key criteria to cities and states for comparison. Based on those results, Amazon might want to give New York, Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco and Boston a close look. Amazon just kicked off […]

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