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Editorial: Peduto to release Amazon bid: too little, too late

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto recently announced the City’s plan to release its Amazon bid to the public, after months of refusing and claiming it contained trade secrets.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 14, 2018

Peduto will release Pittsburgh’s Amazon headquarters bid on Thursday, but he should have done that a lot earlier. Pittsburgers deserve to know about major, local economic developments.

Pittsburgh will have to prepare if Amazon arrives

(Illustration by Daniel Walsh | Staff Illustrator)

By Brian Gentry, Senior Columnist

August 20, 2018

Amazon is expected to announce later this year where it will house its HQ2. Regardless of the company’s decision, Pittsburgh’s best course of action is to develop preventative policies.

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...

Editorial: Pittsburgh’s veil of Amazon secrecy leaves residents behind

(Illustration by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 29, 2017

With little more to go on than a slogan, Pittsburghers don’t know what to make of the City’s proposal to house Amazon’s second headquarters. The online retail giant announced its search for a location in September, and has since received 238 submissions from cities, states and metropolitan areas across North America. Cities responded by offering Amazon a s...

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