To Meet Amazon’s Tax-Break Demands For HQ2, Will Cities Get Steamrolled Or Win Community Benefits?

October 19, 2017

Link to Story in Fast Company

By Greg LeRoy

As a veteran observer of corporate site location behavior, I’m looking askance at the rare public auction that Amazon is staging for its “HQ2,” or second-headquarters project. From meticulous message control to granular preparation of its arguments (who cites obscure federal agencies in press release footnotes?), the online retail behemoth’s bodacious PR stunt will no doubt become a business school case study.