Amazon’s Great Bait and Switch – The Only Winner is Amazon Web
: John F. Groom : Daily Outrage : November 9, 2018
If you’ve followed the seemingly endless saga of Amazon’s HQ2 you’ll know the basic storyline. In September of 2017 Amazon announced that it was looking for a new second headquarters that would be the full equal to the current HQ in Seattle. The new headquarters would supposedly eventually hire 50,000 highly paid workers and involve a $5 billion commitment from Amazon for construction of new facilities and related costs. The thought of landing Amazon’s HQ2 sent local politicians across the US into a state of unprecedented groveling to the world’s richest man, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
What was not so obvious to outsiders was the costs of this public search.