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Date: November 29, 2018

They Said It!
Real Estate Expert: Amazon is Responsible for
Increased Housing Costs for Blue Collar Workers in Seattle

John Buck: How about rents rising, for blue-collar workers specifically?

John Adams: Seattle reports in last five or six years, their rental rates for low to moderate employees have gone up three times the national average. That’s a direct result of Amazon being there. We have no reason to believe it wouldn’t be the same thing here.” (FOX 5 Atlanta, “Good Day Atlanta” November 27, 2018)


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