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Amazon's search for the location of its second headquarters, known as HQ2, has launched cities into a competition to woo the corporation with incentives—in hopes that their bids for HQ2 will spur economic development. Here, our news and analysis from around the country covers the competition, its finalists, dates and announcements, and everything else surrounding the "urbanist Super Bowl."

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Arlington and Alexandria named most competitive real estate markets in the U.S.

The plans for Amazon’s second headquarters are driving activity, Redfin says.

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Home sales prices in D.C. and the surrounding area hit new July highs

D.C.’s median sales price was $592K. That of the metro area was $470K

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Amazon HQ2 ZIP code sees doubling in median list price for single-family homes: report

The price rose 99.9 percent in one year, to nearly $1.6 million last month

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Amazon HQ2 community meeting planned in Arlington

County commissioners will start reviewing the HQ2 development plans in mid-July

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Amazon hires D.C.’s economic development chief for regional role

Brian Kenner is leaving the Bowser administration to work for the tech company

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Amazon to donate $3M to Arlington affordable housing efforts as HQ2 looms

The company will also match its employees’ contributions to certain nonprofits

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Amazon scopes out Midtown West office space: reports

The tech giant may be looking for office space in Manhattan

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Median home price in Arlington jumps more than $100K since Amazon HQ2 news: report

It’s the latest sign of the "Amazon effect" on the local real estate market

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Amazon unveils plans for the first phase of its Crystal City headquarters

The tech giant and developer JBG Smith want to build two 22-story office towers at the Metropolitan Park site

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New York voters say losing Amazon HQ2 was a bad move: poll

Voters say Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the biggest "villain" in the HQ2 debacle, says a Siena College poll

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Arlington County authorizes $23M in Amazon incentives

The money will come from hotel taxes, provided that the company meets occupancy targets

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Cuomo personally appeals to Jeff Bezos to bring Amazon HQ2 back to NYC

Will the campaign to get HQ2 back to NYC work?

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Amazon’s NYC departure leaves Long Island City development site’s future uncertain

A parcel of land on the Long Island City waterfront was due to get housing and schools before Amazon swooped in

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Amazon abandons plans for Rainier Tower office space

The long-rumored decision follows questions about Amazon’s future in Seattle

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NYC landlord reportedly paid protestors at rally decrying Amazon’s HQ2 about-face

Video shows a man in a suit handing out cash to protestors while thanking them for coming

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In Long Island City, mixed reactions to Amazon’s abrupt HQ2 about-face

"I think they were pennywise and pound foolish"

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Amazon HQ2 and NYC: A timeline of the botched deal

How the deal came to be, and came to fall apart

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Amazon HQ2 v. NYC is a lesson on the importance of transparency

A branding expert unpacks how Amazon canceling its New York headquarters impacts the company and city’s image.

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De Blasio slams Amazon as ‘disrespectful’ for abandoning HQ2 plans

"It’s over and it’s astounding and it’s disappointing," the mayor said

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With Amazon HQ2 deal dead, what’s next for Long Island City real estate?

"Without Amazon, the future remains very bright"

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Amazon signals slowdown of Seattle growth as it gives up on New York [UPDATE]

The company will grow its satellite offices

New York’s rejection of Amazon could be a turning point for corporate welfare

Amazon’s HQ2 debacle is the latest sign that the public has gotten wise to corporate subsidies.

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Amazon cancels HQ2 plans for New York City

The HQ2 deal had come under fire in recent weeks

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What will NYC lose after Amazon HQ2 deal crumbles?

Here are the commitments Amazon is taking with it

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Here’s how people are reacting to Amazon pulling HQ2 from NYC

The deal is off, and reactions have been swift

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10 things NYC should do now that Amazon HQ2 deal is over

Amazon’s loss could be New York City’s gain

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Amazon drops New York City headquarters but says it will ‘proceed as planned’ in Crystal City

"We do not intend to re-open the HQ2 search at this time"

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Amazon’s HQ2 deal with New York, explained

Everything you need to know about Amazon’s deal with New York

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Amazon supporters in Queens push back on HQ2 opposition

Four public housing leaders vowed to support Amazon’s HQ2 plans in Long Island City

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Amazon HQ2: NYC deal being reconsidered after fierce opposition

Legislators and grassroots activists have come together to oppose Amazon’s new headquarters in Queens

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Major real estate company targets Crystal City Amazon HQ2 employees

Long & Foster has created a dedicated landing page for "National Landing" and other nearby areas

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Amazon says NYC HQ2 won’t benefit from opportunity zone tax breaks

The tech giant will not take part in a much-criticized program intended to defer taxes on capital gains

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City Council spars with Amazon, EDC over HQ2 cost concerns

"This seems like vulture, monopolistic capitalism at its worst," the City Council speaker said

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Amazon mails open letter to New Yorkers touting HQ2 benefits

"The only reason they’re mailing these out and spending this money is because our voices of opposition have been heard and felt," said one City Councilmember.

Amazon HQ2 bids: The weird ways cities wanted to woo Bezos

They include private train cars, establishing Amazon University, and a new type of logo treatment.

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Curbed Philly’s 7 most talked-about news stories of 2018

From the most controversial to the ones that made the biggest impact

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Amazon HQ2 tax breaks scrutinized by city comptroller

Comptroller Scott Stringer has issued a request to the EDC for information that would help him fact check the numbers behind the deal.

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City Council seeks to bar Amazon-style NDAs in future development deals

The legislation argues that the Amazon NDA undermined democracy.

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Amazon’s HQ2 is already pushing Long Island City home prices higher

The Amazon HQ2 neighborhood isn’t the one being most heavily marketed for its proximity by real estate listings.