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Pittsburgh dodged a bullet with Amazon HQ2

Pittsburgh dodged a bullet with Amazon HQ2

By Delilah Bourque, Senior Staff Columnist

November 27, 2018

The deals offered to Amazon in both New York and Virginia could spell disaster to some of the residents in Long Island City and Arlington — and in some cases it already has.

Community groups call for city to release Amazon bid

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By Kieran Mclean | For The Pitt News

June 27, 2018

Members of nine community groups gathered at City Hall Thursday morning in front of a sky-blue banner declaring “The City of Pittsburgh Welcomes You.” The crowd demanded that the City release the conditions of its proposal to Amazon. Jules Lobel, Chair of the University of Pittsburgh’s Law Depar...

Amazon HQ2 community forum reveals concerns

Panelists discuss the consequences of Amazon coming to Pittsburgh Saturday. (Screenshot courtesy of PublicSource)

By Anandhini Narayanan | Staff Writer

February 12, 2018

“Whose city? Our city! Whose city? Our city!” various Pittsburgh residents declared in unison before the community forum on Amazon began Saturday. This chant reverberated through the Liberty Room of the Human Services Building on Smithfield Street where about 50 audience members and six panelists...

Community questions Amazon’s impact

Rebecca Bagley, the vice chancellor of economic partnerships at Pitt, speaks about Amazon and Pittsburgh Wednesday at a panel titled “Forged For All?Amazon HQ2, Human Rights and the Future of Pittsburgh” in Parran Hall. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By Grant Burgman and John Hamilton | The Pitt News Staff

February 8, 2018

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Amazon coming to Pittsburgh would be “unquestionably a good thing,” in an article published by Geekwire Wednesday. But the crowd of 50 people that filled a room in Parran Hall Wednesday afternoon heard five panelists discuss different views on the potential arrival of Amazon’s second headquarters. “Is this an opportunity for grow...

Editorial: Peduto’s Amazon optimism dangerous for City

Mayor Bill Peduto is optimistic about the possibilities Amazon could bring to Pittsburgh. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Senior Staff Photographer)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 5, 2018

Mayor Bill Peduto is gazing into Pittsburgh’s future as a possible home for Amazon’s HQ2 wearing what appears to be a pair of rose-colored glasses. The proposition of a $5 billion economic bolster sits untouched in the distance, a prize Pittsburgh and 19 other cities are ruthlessly racing toward ...

Peduto promotes Pittsburgh community initiatives

Mayor Bill Peduto spoke about his plans for the community at Chatham University Thursday night. (Photo by Salina Pressimone | Contributing Editor)

By Salina Pressimone | Assistant News Editor

January 19, 2018

Mayor Bill Peduto prioritizes building up Pittsburgh communities, and thinks Amazon might soon be able to help with this growth at a local level, he said Thursday night. “What will make Pittsburgh competitive is talent produced locally and incredible affordability,” he said. “With those two th...

Pittsburgh among finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters

A new Amazon pickup location opened on Oakland Avenue in October. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

By John Hamilton / Managing Editor

January 18, 2018

Amazon announced 20 cities Thursday that the company is considering as a location to build its second headquarters — and Pittsburgh is on the list. The online retail giant received more than 200 proposals from cities across the country, narrowing it to 20 cities, which will pose some serious compe...

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