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After the fanfare, Amazon's HQ2 slowly gets going in Virginia

Sep 30, 2019
A "Career Day" draws thousands, but Arlington residents are learning the 25,000 promised jobs will be filled over 10 to 12 years.
Thousands of people attend Amazon's Career Day in Crystal City, part of Arlington, Virginia.
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Uncertainty over Amazon campus leaves Long Island City in limbo

Once Amazon announced its intention to move into Long Island City, many New Yorkers made decisions: moving, buying, selling, marketing their own services. Now the tech behemoth is showing some hesitation, and that’s making those people a bit jittery. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
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The other side of an Amazon deal

Dec 19, 2018
While companies like Amazon get tax breaks and other perks to set up operations, local communities are pushing their own agendas as well.
A tarp drapes 1851 S. Bell Street, one of the office buildings left empty after the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia lost tens of thousands of workers due to government budget cuts and military relocations.
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So you lost Amazon's HQ2. How are you feeling?

Nov 15, 2018
Officials are relieved and bitter after the online retailer's big announcement.
The Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia, was one of the winners in the contest for Amazon's HQ2.
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