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HQ2 cities listen up: Amazon flexing its political muscle sends a message not just to Seattle

[Seattle Times, Daniel Gilbert, May 5, 2018]

Some suspect that the direct financial impact from Seattle’s proposed tax may be less significant to Amazon than the climate that produced it.

“I wonder whether it is the actual cost of the employee head tax or whether it’s more of having a predictable and business-friendly environment to operate their business in,” Jason Horwitz, a senior consultant at Anderson. The more important factor, he said, “might be the latter.”

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