Ken Ulman

A prime prospect in Amazon [Editorial]

A prime prospect in Amazon [Editorial]

All up and down the Eastern Seaboard, the rush is on to lure one of the biggest corporate projects in generations: a second headquarters location for Amazon.com. The Seattle company and its billionaire founder Jeff Bezos have redefined retail and internet services and now they’re looking at an expansion that could bring up to 50,000 jobs and a corporate campus presence valued at $5 billion.

Economic developers are salivating at the opportunity, giddy at the prospect of being home to Amazon’s HQ2. Here’s a boilerplate quote issued this week from one: “We hit the marks in every category — land availability, business friendly environment, labor force, logistics, cultural community...

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