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Why Amazon Chose The East Coast For New HQs

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After an intense competition from cities and regions in the U.S. and Canada, Amazon has announced its new East Coast headquarters will be in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens in New York City and in Arlington, Virginia. New York state offered the online retail giant $1.5 billion in taxpayer-funded incentives to come to New York. 

Julie Niederhoff is an associate professor in the supply chain management department at Syracuse University. She says there are a number of reasons for Amazon’s new locations and perhaps the most important is the available workforce.

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