“More than a year ago, the leaders of scores of up-and-coming cities across America’s Heartland entered Amazon’s HQ2 contest, embracing the idea that the e-commerce giant might choose a mid-size city or metropolis in the Rust Belt, like Detroit or Columbus, for its second headquarters location.
“Alas, we all should have known better. On Tuesday, Amazon officially announced its decision to split its award of 50,000 headquarters jobs — not to one up-and-coming city in the Midwest — but between Long Island City in Queens, New York and Crystal City, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. (The company also plans to create around 5,000 jobs in Nashville.)
“So much for the Rust Belt uplift story, one that might help knit a divided country together through mid-market, Midwestern economic development.”
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