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Big question for US cities: Is Amazon’s HQ2 worth the price?

AP Photo/Seth Wenig WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of cities are working frantically to land Amazon’s second headquarters, raising a weighty question with no easy answer: Is it worth it? Amazon is promising $5 billion of investment and 50,000 jobs over the next decade and a half. Yet the winning city would have to provide Amazon with generous tax breaks and other incentives that can erode a city’s tax base. Most economists say the answer is a qualified yes – that an Amazon headquarters is … Read the referenced┬ástory here: Big…

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