How Amazon's HQ2 Could Affect Phoenix's Economy

Published: Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 3:42pm
Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 3:48pm

Phoenix was one of more than 200 communities that put in a bid to attract Amazon’s HQ2.

The winner is expected to receive a huge economic jolt with thousands of jobs and, potentially, billions of dollars.

There are concerns about complications the company could bring, but the positives are expected to far outweigh the negatives. Seattle, home to Amazon, can attest to that.

Seattle Times columnist Jon Talton can, too.

And he’s with me to provide perspectives on how Seattle’s economy compares with Phoenix’s — and how attracting Amazon’s HQ2 here could impact that.

He was also a business columnist for The Arizona Republic.

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