Date: December 18, 2018
New York Times Reporter: Amazon Used HQ2 Process To Secure Private Proprietary Data From Cities
Troves of economic data could end up proving more valuable than the tax incentives
“While the document did contain information that was proprietary, or at least rarely public, in particular around private universities, in the end it became clear that the greatest value for Amazon was that the city and state researched and compiled data from dozens of sources into one place.” (The New York Times, “The Amazon HQ2 Document We Weren’t Supposed to See,” Karen Weise, 12.18.18)
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