In Focus | Amazon HQ2

 
 

Fifty thousand high-tech jobs are coming to a U.S. city. We’re talking, of course, about Amazon’s HQ2 competition, the firm’s highly publicized search to find a location for a second headquarters to complement its original base in Seattle. “There’s a lot of gossip at this point,” says Jenny Schuetz, a fellow at the Brookings Institution and an adjunct faculty member for the Georgetown master’s program in​ Urban & Regional Planning. “The fact that D.C. has three cities in three different local jurisdictions in the top 20 forerunners does support it’s being very seriously considered.” Here, Schuetz talks with Uwe Brandes, the program’s Faculty Director, about a project he says is destined to become “one of the quintessential case studies in urban economic development.”

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