Amazon Second HQ Bid Ignites ‘Sadistic’ Frenzy Across North America

Despite the long odds and high cost, cities still want a shot at the prize

Bloomberg
Bloomberg
Oct 12, 2017 · 6 min read
Amazon corporate headquarters in Seattle, Washington. Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images.

By Karen Weise and Spencer Soper

Don Cunningham was in a meeting in his Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, office when a colleague texted: “Amazon is looking for a new location. Let’s get it.” This wasn’t just…

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