Past, present weigh on Detroit’s Amazon HQ2 bid

“Amazon is explicit about transit, and our objective index is as well,” CEO Patrick Anderson writes in a “strategy memo” to “selected” business and civic leaders in Michigan. “On this, metropolitan Detroit can’t compete with metropolitan NYC or Chicago and their century-old mass transit systems.”

Amazon “explicitly asks for a highway system as well as an international airport. No competing city can offer an international border, with a second crossing now planned, so close to a major hub international airport.”

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