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Amazon on Thursday said it plans to open a second company headquarters in North America, and it is soliciting pitches from cities and states for what it calls HQ2.

The online retailer expects to invest more than $5 billion in construction and grow this second headquarters to include as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs.

Source: CNBC

Date: September 7th, 2017

Link (includes 1 minute video) : https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/07/amazon-launches-search-for-a-second-headquarters-in-north-america.html

Discussion

1) Why is it important that Amazon is set to build an HQ2?

2) The article mentions that Amazon is looking for “urban or suburban locations with the potential to attract and retain strong technical talent.”   What sort of “technical talent” do you think Amazon is looking for?

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