Amazon HQ2

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Aug. 12, 2018

Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Aug. 12, …

Real Estate

Austin, Dallas named frontrunners for Amazon HQ2 by CNBC - Austin Business Journal

By Will Anderson <br>– Managing Editor, Austin Business Journal<p>Aug 17, 2018, 8:10am CDT<p>If Amazon.com Inc. is worried about the statewide economic climate …

Income Tax

Righting the Wrongs of Amazon HQ2

What should or could cities do differently next time a behemoth company solicits bids for for its headquarters?<p>Updated: August 17, 2018<p>Some 238 cities across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico responded to Amazon’s original call for proposals for its second headquarters, or HQ2. That group has now been …

Taxes

Los Angeles mayor on Amazon HQ2 bid and Musk's Boring Company

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks to CNBC's Scott Cohn about what LA has to offer as it competes for Amazon's second headquarters.

Los Angeles

District Line Daily: Under Pressure

<b>LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:</b><p>Metro’s largest union is calling for the ousting of WMATA chief <b>Paul Wiedefeld</b> after the transit authority authorized the use …

Washington D.C.

UA-Fort Smith chancellor leaving for South Dakota, interim named

<b> Paul Beran,</b> chancellor of the <b>University of Arkansas- Fort Smith</b>, will be leaving the campus Aug. 31 after 12 years to become executive director of …

South Dakota

Gulch redevelopment incentives could climb to $1 billion or more

Reports: If CIM Group can bring $5 billion worth of construction, public funding might even approach $2 billion<p>Incentives pitched for Los Angeles-based CIM Group to revitalize the Gulch could end up making the $700 million in public funding used to build Mercedes-Benz Stadium look like small …

Atlanta

Miami-Dade’s next development boondoggles - a mega mall, a soccer stadium, Amazon HQ2?

Miami is at an inflection point. It is an aspiring global city, one that needs to build up its own economy — adding higher paying jobs and addressing …

Opinion

Airport worker found in river died of 'homicidal violence,' authorities say

Breaking NewsWATCH LIVE: 2018 Corky Kell ClassicLearn More<p>Her body was found by boaters in the Yellow River.<p>Published: 6:10 PM EDT August 16, …

New Mexico

Heartland Tech Weekly: Searching for the Midwest’s overlooked startup cities

We have a lot of ground to cover here in the Heartland Tech section. But despite spanning the South, the Midwest, and the Mountain West region, I sometimes feel like I’m covering startups in the same handful of cities. That’s why I was pleased to see a report out this week from Chicago-based VC …

Business

TLDR: Real estate market slows, HQ2 cities that Seattleites are most interested in, Google’s massive Seattle campus

Today’s featured stories<p>Redfin CEO warns of slowing national real estate market, as frustrated buyers are sitting out<p>Seattleites are most likely to …

Real Estate

Amazon HQ2: While Atlanta debates incentives, Ga. poised to add more

<b>Note to Georgia lawmakers:</b> The lucrative package of incentives that Atlanta could put forth to stimulate a mini-city worthy of Amazon’s second …

Taxes

​iPhone users get to skip the queue in shopping pay-and-go trial

Apple Pay trial allows smartphone users to pay and leave without a trip to the cashier.<p>Virtually all shopping will take place at home.<p>Supermarket …

Apple Pay

Seattleites are most likely to move to these Amazon HQ2 cities — does that give them an edge?

In its hometown, Seattle, Amazon benefits from a well-educated, tech-savvy pool of talent. The company is looking for another city that attracts that …

Amazon

Incentives for Atlanta Gulch project pitched at Amazon could top $1 billion

The city of Atlanta and the developer of downtown’s Gulch are negotiating a potential 10-figure incentive package for a mini-city pitched as a …

School Administration

Judge Rules Chicago Can Keep Its Amazon HQ2 Bid Secret, Rejecting FOIA Lawsuit

Lucy Parsons Lab, a digital rights and transparency advocacy group, filed a public records lawsuit against Chicago in February after the city refused …

Taxes

Instead of courting Amazon, cities should court freelancers

More than 200 cities have competed to host Amazon’s second headquarters. Alongside tax incentives and business-friendly government, they are answering questions like how they will handle housing affordability and the increased traffic that HQ2 will inevitably bring.<p>There is no doubt that Amazon HQ2 …

Smart Cities

Triangle home prices increases below national average - Triangle Business Journal

By Ben Graham <br>– Staff Writer, Triangle Business Journal<p>Aug 9, 2018, 1:40pm EDT<p>The price of homes in the Durham-Chapel Hill metro area rose more than …

Real Estate

As We Await a Decision, Here’s an Amazon HQ2 Timeline

Time moves slowly when you’re waiting for a big announcement, and it feels like Amazon’s is taking forever.<p>It’s been nearly a year since the …

House Prices

Bird Is Playing Peekaboo with Cambridge | Meet Mike Cole, New Exec Director at TUGG

In The Know<p>The Inno stories you need to read today.<p>Elsewhere in Inno<p>Stories from around the Inno network we think you’ll dig.<p>Making Moves<p>Inside the …

Boston

More Debate Advised before Your City “Wins” HQ2

Share<p>Tweet<p>Email<p>Share<p>“Calgary Amazon HQ2 campaign,” SounderBruce<p>August 5, 2018; New York Times<p>Dangling the prospect of a $5 billion capital investment …

Nonprofits

Amazon HQ2: What you need to know about the e-retailer's search for a second home

Amazon is embarking on its biggest and most-hyped development project yet.<p>After growing in Seattle over the past two decades, the world's largest online retailer last September announced plans to create a second headquarters, dubbed HQ2, in North America. Amazon plans to announce where it will …

James Martin

Amazon’s prime deal in Missouri at the expense of local communities

Missouri lawmakers have been doing their darnedest to see the glass half-full after Amazon rejected the state’s $2.4 billion subsidy package for its …

Small Business

Columbus may find out soon if it remains in the hunt for Amazon HQ2

Columbus may find out soon if the remaining in the running for Amazon's second headquarters project. The internet giant could reduce the 20 finalists …

Real Estate

District Line Daily: Contamination

Expect an extraordinarily muggy Tuesday, with humidity levels reaching 89 percent at some points today.<p><b>LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:</b><p>After DC Water …

Washington D.C.

Amazon HQ2 candidates are going to great lengths to keep their plans secret

It's been nearly a year since Amazon announced it was on the lookout for a second headquarters in the US, yet the cities on its shortlist still seem to be none the wiser.<p>In January, Amazon whittled down 238 proposals to a list of 20 sites that are in the running for what is known as HQ2. Only a …

Business

As 20 cities pitch multi-billion incentive packages for Amazon HQ2, secrecy shrouds the terms offered by unelected officials, which are outside reach of FOIA

Amazon HQ2

VA, DC Good News: Amazon HQ2, Mall Turns 50, Best High Schools

Good news stories on DC, NoVA Patches include best high schools, the Obamas dance to Beyonce, top restaurants, and an Amazon HQ2 update.<p>Lots of good …

High School

Possible Amazon HQ2 Site in Maryland Draws Another Lawsuit

A new lawsuit has revived a legal skirmish featuring Washington Nationals owner <b>Ted Lerner</b> over a possible local site for Amazon’s HQ2.<p>Lerner, along …

Washington D.C.

This week in Amazon-o-mania: Public transit, plus Paul Ryan visited HQ1

Amazon's ongoing search for a second headquarters, which it estimates will grow to 50,000 employees over the next 10 years, has put the spotlight on …

Paul Ryan