Tech

Amazon’s HQ2 competition is pushing ‘loser’ cities to become the next Silicon Valley — but some experts say it’s a dangerous plan

Several American cities that did not make the shortlist for Amazon’s second headquarters, HQ2, are investing heavily into IT education programs, groups that fund local tech companies, and workforce development programs that focus on tech talent. An official from Cincinnati, Ohio, said that Amazon’s feedback after the HQ2 process persuaded […]
Amazon’s HQ2 competition is pushing ‘loser’ cities to become the next Silicon Valley  —  but some experts say it’s a dangerous plan
Tech

Newark, New Jersey is moving forward on its $1 billion bid for Amazon’s second headquarters — and it may reveal what the tech giant is looking for

Amazonis narrowing down the search for the home of its $US5 billionsecond headquarters, called HQ2. In January, the company selected20 metros across North Americaas finalists. One of the biggest underdogs is Newark, New Jersey, a city with an economy that hasstruggled to recoverfrom the 2008 recession. To sweeten the deal […]
Newark, New Jersey is moving forward on its $1 billion bid for Amazon’s second headquarters — and it may reveal what the tech giant is looking for
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20 cities are left in the running for Amazon’s second headquarters — and the story of Disney’s secret hunt for land nearly 60 years ago could predict how Amazon’s HQ2 will change its home city

• The Walt Disney Company spent years secretly acquiring swamp land in Florida. • The company ultimately established Walt Disney World outside of Orlando in 1971. • Today, cities and states are publicly vying for Amazon’s HQ2. • Amazon revealed the 20 cities in the US and Canada that it’s […]
20 cities are left in the running for Amazon’s second headquarters  —  and the story of Disney’s secret hunt for land nearly 60 years ago could predict how Amazon’s HQ2 will change its home city