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Long Island City tries to move on after Amazon HQ2 debacle

If you walk around Long Island City on any given day, you'll see cranes everywhere and new apartment buildings popping up seemingly overnight. Improvements are being made to multiple subway stations. And new businesses are opening, including a liquid nitrogen ice cream shop and a dance studio for kids.

Why Amazon's HQ2 might be better for New York than for Virginia

Amazon has pledged to bring 25,000 jobs that pay an average of at least $150,000 a year to both New York and Virginia in its East Coast headquarters expansion — but the big question is whether that prosperity will be limited to those with Amazon badges.

Progressive backlash against Amazon HQ2 is growing

Cities should resist the temptation to throw money at Amazon and CEO Jeff Bezos just because the company is promising to create high-paying jobs. That's the message from progressive groups and some local policymakers in New York City and Washington.

Amazon HQ2 bid is already paying off for some cities

Birmingham, Alabama's bid for Amazon's second headquarters wasn't enough to take first place, but it did earn the city its first fulfillment center. It's not the magnitude of HQ2, but it will create 1,500 jobs with healthcare and other benefits.

Toronto is having a big tech moment

After promising to search North America for the perfect home for its next headquarters, Amazon has narrowed its list to 20 cities — 19 of which are in the United States. The one exception? Toronto.

Spokane one of 238 proposals for Amazon's 2nd headquarters

Amazon says it received 238 proposals from cities and regions hoping to be the home of the company's second headquarters.The online retailer kicked off its hunt for a second headquarters in September, promising to bring 50,000 new jobs and spend up to $5 billion. Proposals from cities, states and regions were due last week, and Amazon made clear that tax breaks and grants would be a big deciding factor on where it chooses to land.