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Amazon is forcing New York and Virginia to help it build helipads in return for building 'HQ2' in their states

26 days ago   |   By Tech

Amazon just announced it's building "HQ2" in two locations - Northern Virginia and New York City.
As part of the contracts between Amazon and the two cities, the cities are required to assist Amazon in obtaining federal approval to build helipads at each location.
Amazon added that in the case that a helipad cannot be built on the New York location, the city "will assist the Company in securing access to a helipad in an alternative location in reasonable proximity to the Development Sites."
If Amazon's " HQ2 " causes the traffic nightmares that some are speculating about, Jeff Bezos...
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New York City has lured Amazon with more than $1.5 billion in incentives - here's what else they agreed to

New York City has lured Amazon with more than $1.5 billion in incentives - here's what else they agreed to

26 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Amazon has finally announced the winners of its second headquarters project, HQ2 , which will be split between two locations: Long Island City in Queens, New York, and the National Landing area of Arlington, Virginia.
Amazon said it will invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs between the two locations.
New York City laid out the terms for its new neighbor in a document that was published online on Tuesday .
The battle for HQ2 is finally over.
On Tuesday , in a blog post, Amazon named the two winners of its HQ2 project: Long Island City in Queens, New York, and the newly formed...
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Amazon has announced its locations for HQ2, but a walk through Seattle made me think any city should be wary of hosting the tech giant

Amazon has announced its locations for HQ2, but a walk through Seattle made me think any city should be wary of hosting the tech giant

26 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Amazon has announced that its second headquarters, HQ2, will be split between Queens, New York, and Arlington, Virginia .
Its outsized impact on its home city, Seattle, shows the danger of a city being too dependent on a single company, an issue New York and Arlington will face in the coming decades.
During a visit to Seattle's 'Amazonia' neighborhood, it became apparent just how radically the company has changed the city, for both better and worse.
After nearly a year of deliberation, Amazon has announced where it will build its second headquarters, dubbed HQ2.
Instead of choosing one...
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