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Lens examines whether Amazon will expand here or elsewhere

Lens examines whether Amazon will expand here or elsewhere

Seattle-based Amazon.com made news last year by announcing it was considering other states besides Washington for a 50,000-employee expansion and second headquarters.

The announcement has sparked debate about whether Washington State’s policies are sufficiently supportive of businesses and whether Seattle or other cities in the state can recruit Amazon and keep it from major hiring out-of-state.

Lens, the online news source of the Business Institute of Washington, carries a news story this week exploring the question and speculating on the state’s chances of retaining the jobs. Click here to read it.

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