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Date: December 13, 2018
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 New York State Senator Michael Gianaris: Amazon’s HQ2 Process Was One Of The Great PR Scams”

New York State Senator Michael Gianaris on CNBC calls Amazon’s HQ2 Process a Scam.
“Look, this has been one of the great PR scams this whole HQ2 process. The Cambridge dictionary defines headquarters as the hub of operations. They run a great operation, they set up this process to squeeze as much money as they can out of these locales and New York fell for it.” (CNBC’s Squawk Box, “Democratic state senator blasts Amazon’s HQ2 as a PR scam, saying ‘New York fell for it’,” 12.12.2018)

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