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The Codcast: Do we need an Amazon kick in the pants?

As you pore over the bids for Amazon’s second headquarters, put your headphones on, call up The Codcast, and listen to Shirley Leung and Chris Dempsey talk about what’s at stake. Leung, a pro-growth columnist for the Boston Globe, and Dempsey, the director of Transportation for Massachusetts and one of the leaders of the No(...)

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Sound lessons from Seattle

Sound lessons from Seattle

In housing and mobility, we could learn a lot more than just how to host Amazon

MASSACHUSETTS IS ABUZZ with talk about whether Amazon might choose one of our communities for its second North American headquarters. Just days after Amazon announced a nation-wide search for “HQ2,” we visited the company’s longtime home, Seattle, with a delegation of more than a dozen Massachusetts leaders. This study tour – funded by the Barr(...)

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Telling Amazon a good story

The countdown clock is ticking for delivery of proposals to host a second Amazon headquarters.The plans are due two weeks from today, and there is wide agreement that Boston is a serious contender. At stake is the prospect of landing some 50,000 jobs and 8 million square feet of development to house them as the(...)

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Amazon, come to Boston

Amazon, come to Boston

America’s best company should build HQ2 in America’s best city 

Dear Jeff Bezos,  Build it in Boston. Your second corporate headquarters, which you intend to be a “full equal” to Amazon’s home in Seattle, belongs in the Athens of America. I know there’s competition – Vancouver, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Denver, to name just a few – but Boston is best for three reasons: talent, research and development, and infrastructure. (...)

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