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Amazon 'HQ2' will bring strain on infra as well as gain to winner: Experts

Amazon said in September it will build a second headquarters, dubbed Amazon HQ2, that would be a full equal to its existing downtown Seattle campus


As the 20 shortlisted cities vying to host's second North American headquarters hone their bids to attract thousands of high-paid jobs, they should also plan for rising housing costs and strains on infrastructure, experts said. The winning city should ensure community benefits, such as support for affordable housing, new schools and beefed-up public transport are part of any deal, said academics and city planners. "If the price to pay Amazon exceeds the resources Amazon generates that can be used to manage the stress, the winning city may also be the ...

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First Published: Mon, January 29 2018. 17:33 IST