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Visions of a Tech Hub? For 2 Winners, Landing Amazon Is Just the Beginning

Nov 07, 2018 - The New York Times

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 the 21st century.

Critics were just as quick to highlight potential downsides: soaring housing costs, clogged roads and strained public resources.

A year later, Amazon appears poised...