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Visions of a Tech Hub? Landing Amazon Is Just a Start

How the company and local officials flesh out plans for the new corporate presence will be crucial to the economic lift it produces

Long Island City, Queens, is New York’s candidate to be a major site for Amazon. Large cities may have had an advantage in the company’s search because they can absorb an influx of employees. Photo: Joshua Bright for The New York Times

By Ben Casselman

When Amazon announced plans to build a second headquarters somewhere in North America, it set off a competition…

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