areadevelopment + ecommerce   183

How Robots and Drones Will Change Retail Forever - WSJ
What if you could store and deliver goods as easily as data? Amazon, Walmart and others are using AI and robotics to transform everything from appliance shopping to grocery delivery. Welcome to the physical cloud
this-week-438  Around-the-web  Matt  retail  e-commmerce  ecommerce  AI  robotics  advanced-technology  advanced-industries  data  drones  amazon 
5 days ago by areadevelopment
Why an obscure tech firm plans to resurrect Bon-Ton - Retail Dive
CSC Generation bought the bankrupt retailer's IP for $900,000 thinking it could run a profitable operation. That's plenty ambitious in its own right, but the firm's plans only get bigger from there.
this-week-437  Around-the-web  Matt  tech  high-tech  technology  innovation  retail  e-commmerce  ecommerce  corporate-real-estate 
26 days ago by areadevelopment
How Tech is Drawing Shoppers Back to Bricks-and-Mortar Stores - WSJ
Innovative dressing rooms. Apps to choose clothes in advance. Introducing the digitally enhanced shopping trip.
this-week-435  Around-the-web  Matt  e-commmerce  ecommerce  retail  commercial-real-estate  amazon 
5 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Hard Lessons (Thanks, Amazon) Breathe New Life Into Retail Stores - The New York Times
From the garden section at Walmart to the diamond counters at Tiffany & Company, old-school retailers are experiencing some of their best sales growth in years.
this-week-435  Around-the-web  Matt  retail  retail-industry  commercial-real-estate  real-estate  ecommerce  e-commmerce  economic-development 
6 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Is the Automotive Aftermarket Immune to E-Commerce? - Area Development
Auto parts suppliers are responding to the growth in e-commerce with a multi-pronged strategy, from the expansion of retail locations to the addition of regional and “mega” distribution hubs.
area-development-features  Matt  automotive-industry  e-commmerce  ecommerce  supply-chain  manufacturing  retail  retail-industry  distribution  distribution-centers  distribution-facility  fulfillment-center  amazon  site-selection  economic-development 
6 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Amazon’s Ripple Effect on Grocery Industry: Rivals Stock Up on Start-Ups - The New York Times
Food shopping is one of the last major holdouts to online retail. Groceries are unique in that their inventory is perishable, fragile and heavy. Grocery customers often shop at the last minute, like to see the food they are about to eat and don’t want to pay high delivery fees.
this-week-435  Around-the-web  Matt  food-industry  e-commmerce  ecommerce  amazon  retail  startup  innovation  tech  high-tech  technology 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Walmart Asks Beauty Suppliers to Look Beyond China for Sourcing - Bloomberg
Walmart Inc. has asked its cosmetics suppliers to consider sourcing their goods in countries outside of China, one of the first signs that the world’s largest retailer hopes to dilute the impact of the Trump administration’s looming tariffs.
this-week-434  Around-the-web  Matt  walmart  e-commmerce  ecommerce  retail  made-in-america  supply-chain  tariffs  trade  china  reshoring 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Is Ace Hardware Amazon proof? - Fox Business
Ace Hardware CEO John Venhuizen, told FOX Business on Friday that they are having success taking on Amazon.
this-week-434  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  e-commmerce  ecommerce  retail  innovation 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
As Amazon narrows choice for HQ2, these cities finishing strong - CNBC
Amazon could narrow the finalists as soon as this month for the new headquarters and the 50,000 jobs it says will go with it.
this-week-434  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  headquarters  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  taxes-incentives  e-commmerce  ecommerce 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Measuring the Potential Impact of Amazon HQ2 on DC and Other Candidate Sites — CARTO
We don’t yet know where it will end up, but Amazon HQ2 is going to vastly change the physical, societal, and economic landscape of the chosen site. For the candidate cities, Amazon itself, and other local economic interests, the impact of HQ2 will be significant.
this-week-432  Around-the-web  Matt  headquarters  HQ2  site-selection  economic-development  amazon  jobs  data  e-commmerce  ecommerce  high-tech  tech  technology 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Emails reveal plans, intense 'war room' effort to lure Amazon's HQ2 - Indianapolis Business Journal
As Indianapolis economic development officials worked behind closed doors to develop a pitch to attract Amazon’s HQ2 to locate here, they used a “war room” at a downtown creative agency.
this-week-432  Around-the-web  Matt  indiana  indianapolis  midwest  amazon  HQ2  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  taxes-incentives  tech  high-tech  technology  e-commmerce  ecommerce 
11 weeks ago by areadevelopment
In Focus: The Pitfalls of Being in the Running for Amazon HQ2 - Area Development
Only one city can win the project, leaving the losers to explain why they were so heavily invested in trying to land the HQ2, which may ultimately come with its own set of challenges.
amazon  HQ2  headquarters  economic-development  site-selection  e-commmerce  ecommerce  area-development-features 
11 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Chick-fil-A takes on Blue Apron with meal kit test - CNBC
As the competition among meal kit companies such as Blue Apron and Hello Fresh heats up online and expands sales into supermarkets, Chick-fil-A is offering customers yet another alternative.
this-week-341  Around-the-web  Matt  food-industry  e-commmerce  ecommerce 
12 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Logistics Real Estate: Largely Isolated from Recent Trade Action - Prologis
Our research on logistics real estate has recently focused on the importance of consumption, including e-commerce, how location strategy has become a critical differentiator, and the reduced importance of trade as an industry driver.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  logistics  supply-chain  e-commmerce  ecommerce  trade  trade-agreements 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Shopping trends: These 11 retailers may not survive 2018 - USA Today
Some retailers survived the downturn by closing stores and expanding their e-commerce presence, but others weren’t as lucky. Let’s examine eleven retailers which could struggle to remain relevant this year.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  retail  e-commmerce  ecommerce  amazon  commercial-real-estate 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Delivering Amazon Packages to the Top of the World - The New York Times
With big ambitions in India, the retail giant has recruited hundreds of small businesses to get packages to the most remote customers — including those 11,562 feet up in the Himalayas.
this-week-430  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  retail  e-commmerce  ecommerce  jobs 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
In Focus: E-Tail Creating Demand for Urban Warehouses - Area Development
In order to be close to their target markets, e-retailers are locating warehouses in urban locations and taking advantage of these densely populated areas’ built-in employee bases.
area-development-features  Matt  warehouse-facility  warehousing  e-commmerce  ecommerce  retail  retail-industry 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
PACIFIC: Walmart moves on Amazon - CNNMoney
The Global e-Commerce War: Walmart has just agreed to spend $16 billion for a 77% stake in India's Flipkart e-commerce company, pitting itself against Amazon in the fight for India's 1.3 billion-person economy.
this-week-424  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  walmart  ecommerce  e-commmerce  retail  india  business-globalization  international-location-reports 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
5 Lessons From the Amazon HQ2 Frenzy - GOVERNING
Most places were never going to land the company’s next headquarters. But there are still some key takeaways for them.
amazon  HQ2  this-week-424  Around-the-web  Matt  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  jobs  tech  high-tech  technology  e-commmerce  ecommerce  taxes-incentives 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
If taxes sway Amazon HQ2 decision, data shows Triangle has an advantage - WRAL TechWire
In the ongoing selection battle to determine where Amazon HQ2 and its 50,000 jobs will land, the Research Triangle region has a bottom-line profit advantage over its competitors for the Internet giant to consider.
Around-the-web  Matt  north-carolina  south-atlantic  research-triangle  amazon  HQ2  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  jobs  tech  high-tech  technology  e-commmerce  ecommerce  retail  this-week-434 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
What Amazon’s workplace wish list tells us about the future city - WORKTECH Academy
As Amazon draws closer to a decision about a new location for its second headquarters in North America, its public declaration of demands has prompted questions about what the future city requires to attract forward-thinking enterprises.
this-week-419  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  headquarters  e-commmerce  ecommerce  high-tech  tech  technology  workplace  workplace-design  workplace-trends 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Aging US warehouses unfit to handle Amazon and e-commerce boom - CNBC
The average age of a U.S. warehouse is 34 years, according to a survey by real estate services firm CBRE. And that likely won't cut it for a retail industry that's moving increasingly toward e-commerce and fulfilling online orders for customers in the blink of an eye.
this-week-419  Around-the-web  Matt  e-commmerce  ecommerce  retail  amazon  fulfillment-center  warehouse-facility  warehousing  real-estate 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon's HQ2 Search Is About Politics, Too - Bloomberg
An elite workforce will expect bike paths, dog parks and vegan gastropubs. And "a compatible cultural and community environment."
this-week-419  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  quality-of-life  politics  government-policy  jobs  workforce  e-commmerce  ecommerce  tech  high-tech  technology 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Kohl's Small Stores Are More Profitable - Fortune
Kohl’s (kss, +1.55%) is the rare retailer bucking the trend of closing stores despite declining sales at many of its physical locations.
this-week-419  Around-the-web  Matt  real-estate  commercial-real-estate  retail  ecommerce  e-commmerce  retail-industry  amazon 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Last-Mile Delivery Models to Revolutionize Urban Logistics by 2025 - MH&L
Spiraling last-mile delivery costs and changing customer demands are causing retailers to look at click-and-collect, locker boxes, on-demand, and autonomous solutions.
logistics  supply-chain  ecommerce  retail-industry  last-mile-logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-418 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
How Retailers Can Avoid Becoming the Next Toys R Us - Knowledge @ Wharton
There is dire news coming out of the American retail industry these days. Malls that once teemed with eager shoppers are slowly dying, big-box stores are losing ground to e-commerce, and many legacy chains are shrinking their numbers in a too-little-too-late strategy to save themselves. Experts say it all points to a revolution that has been sparked by a sea change in consumer behavior, thanks to the ease of online shopping.
retail-industry  ecommerce  Around-the-web  this-week-418 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Silence is golden with 50,000 Amazon jobs on the line - The Boston Globe
The first rule of the contest to land Amazon’s second headquarters is that you don’t talk about Amazon’s second headquarters. At least not in public.
this-week-418  Around-the-web  Matt  Boston  amazon  headquarters  HQ2  Massachusetts  new-england  site-selection  economic-development  jobs  e-commmerce  ecommerce  retail  tech  high-tech  technology  taxes-incentives 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Who's going to move into the hundreds of empty Toys 'R' Us stores? - MSN
The collapse of Toys “R” Us Inc. is yet another blow for landlords, who now will have gaping holes of suburban retail space up for grabs. And few tenants would want them.
this-week-417  Around-the-web  Matt  retail  e-commmerce  ecommerce  amazon  commercial-real-estate 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
The Store Is Dead, Long Live the Store - MITSloan Management Review
Legacy offline stores and next-generation online retailers are each finding their way to a new kind of shopping experience: the showroom.
ecommerce  retail-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-417-top 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Toys ‘R’ Us Case Is Test of Private Equity in Age of Amazon - The New York Times
The reality is that Toys “R” Us, which announced on Thursday that it would shutter or sell all of its stores in the United States, never had much chance at a turnaround.
this-week-416  Around-the-web  Matt  retail  ecommerce  e-commmerce  amazon 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon HQ2 'losers' use bid process as learning experience - Smart Cities Dive
Some cities already plan to reuse bid materials, while many agree that the bidding process alone set them up well for future competitions.
this-week-416  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  jobs  e-commmerce  ecommerce  high-tech  technology  tech  RFP  cities 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
‘Amazon Effect’ Is Hiking Pay and Fueling Land Rush in U.S. - Bloomberg
Since 2015, at least 31 e-commerce fulfillment centers and other distribution depots have opened or are under development. The list of arrivals includes Amazon.com, Williams-Sonoma, and FedEx.
this-week-414  Around-the-web  Matt  e-commmerce  ecommerce  logistics  supply-chain  economic-development  site-selection  amazon 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Front Line: A New Age for Trucking - Area Development
High driver turnover, the new mandate limiting drivers’ hours on the road, and the boom in e-commerce are spurring the adoption of driverless trucks.
area-development-features  Matt  logistics  supply-chain  infrastructure  trucking  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  e-commmerce  ecommerce 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon HQ2: A Reset Button for Site Selection - CCIM Institute
Amazon's HQ2 site selection process is more than just a point along a timeline charting its evolution as one of the world's most transformative companies. It is a reset button that will likely have implications far beyond Amazon.
this-week-413  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  HQ2  site-selection  economic-development  taxes-incentives  quality-of-life  jobs  e-commmerce  ecommerce 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
New GCS Report Sheds Light on Amazon HQ2 Top 20 - NKF Global Corporate Services
Aside from population, the top 20 markets vary widely in terms of many other key demographic, economic, and quality of life indicators that typically guide a headquarters site selection. The economic and demographic diversity of these locations provides Amazon with ample opportunity to test different market types and profile the economic geography of a large swath of the United States in its search for the optimal location for HQ2.
this-week-413  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  HQ2  site-selection  economic-development  taxes-incentives  e-commmerce  ecommerce 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
A Conversation with Richard Florida about Amazon HQ2 - DCI
Dr. Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class and The New Urban Crisis, did something unusual last week. After conferring with other leading experts on cities, he created a “Support for a Non-Aggression Pact on Amazon HQ2” petition and put it on Change.org. So far over a thousand leading thinkers from across the country have signed the document.
this-week-412  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  hq2  headquarters  e-commmerce  ecommerce  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  workforce 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Will Amazon HQ2 Process Change Economic Development Game? - Bloomberg Tax
Economic development professionals are torn as to whether the campaign by cities and metro regions to win Amazon’s second headquarters will change the way the game is played.
this-week-411  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  HQ2  e-commmerce  ecommerce  economic-development  site-selection 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
E-commerce food packaging comes of age as more shoppers go online - Food Dive
The ability of the consumer to order cereal, soda, soup and other items from their computers has created challenges for manufacturers that package and ship those products to a person's doorstep.
this-week-411  Around-the-web  Matt  e-commmerce  ecommerce  food-industry  retail  retail-industry 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
What could Amazon HQ2 bring to Indy? We asked experts to do the math - IBJ.com
Amazon’s plan to build a second U.S. headquarters, investing $5 billion and hiring 50,000 workers who average $100,000 a pop, is almost too immense to fathom.
this-week-411  Around-the-web  Matt  indianapolis  india  midwest  amazon  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  ecommerce  e-commmerce  HQ2  jobs 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Front Line: Amazon’s HQ2 Finalists Reflect a Growing Shift in Geographical Clout - Area Development
The 20 finalist locations for Amazon’s second headquarters location include several smaller cities that are not typically thought of as technology centers.
area-development-features  frontline  amazon  headquarters  retail  ecommerce  site-selection  e-commmerce  economic-development  taxes-incentives  jobs  tech  high-tech  technology 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
The disturbing part about Amazon's HQ2 competition (Opinion) - CNN
But, there's one part of Amazon's HQ2 competition that is deeply disturbing -- pitting city against city in a wasteful and economically unproductive bidding war for tax and other incentives. As one of the world's most valuable companies, Amazon does not need -- and should not be going after -- taxpayer dollars that could be better used on schools, parks, transit, housing or other much needed public goods.
this-week-411  Around-the-web  Matt  cities  Metros  economic-development  site-selection  amazon  headquarters  taxes-incentives  ecommerce  retail  tech  high-tech  technology 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon creates new playbook for headquarters searches - Chicago Tribune
Corporate relocation searches can be cloak-and-dagger affairs, complete with secretive office tours, project code names and hotel rooms booked under aliases.
this-week-310  Around-the-web  Matt  headquarters  amazon  site-selection  economic-development  taxes-incentives  ecommerce  retail 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon HQ2 cities: Here are some of the biggest snubs - CNNMoney
Those are just a few of the big names that didn't make the final list of 20 cities Amazon (AMZN) is considering for its second headquarters. With 238 proposals submitted, there were bound to be lots of also-rans. But a few notable cities and proposals got snubbed.
this-week-410  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  ecommerce  retail  high-tech  tech  technology  site-selection  economic-development  jobs 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon Chooses 20 Finalists for Second Headquarters - The New York Times
Amazon said on Thursday that it had whittled the list of possible homes for its second headquarters to 20, including centers of technology like Boston and some surprise locations like Columbus, Ohio.
this-week-410  Around-the-web  Matt  site-selection  economic-development  amazon  headquarters  ecommerce  retail  high-tech  tech  technology  cities  workforce  taxes-incentives 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Why you should hope that Amazon really does buy Target - MSN
Usually, consumers are turned off by big mergers as it can often lead to less competition and higher prices. But if predictions that Amazon.com may be interested in acquiring rival Target are true, it could be a big win for online shoppers.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  retail  ecommerce  e-commmerce  amazon  high-tech  tech  technology 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon Second Headquarters: Atlanta and Austin Now Lead - Fortune
Amazon will make a big splash in 2018 by announcing the location of its second corporate headquarters—a prize expected to bring prestige and as many as 50,000 high paying jobs to the winning city.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  retail  ecommerce  high-tech  tech  technology  site-selection  economic-development  Austin  Atlanta  Georgia  texas  southwest  south-atlantic  jobs 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Cities dream of wooing Amazon, but is it worth it? - PBS
The pitches have been quirky, some might even say desperate. City officials across North America are trying to get Amazon's attention in hopes that the fourth-largest company in the U.S. will build its next big tech hub in their community. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on what they stand to gain, and pay, for the chance.
this-week-406  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  retail  ecommerce  economic-development  site-selection  jobs 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Amazon, in Hunt for Lower Prices, Recruits Indian Merchants - The New York Times
Thousands of Indian sellers have shipped bedding, jewelry, kitchenware
and clothing to Amazon warehouses to serve bargain-hunting Americans.
this-week-405  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  ecommerce  retail  warehouse-facility  warehousing  tech  india 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Despite Amazon, brick stores are not dead yet - Reuters
Just in time for the Black Friday kick-off to holiday season shopping, stock market investors have been handed tools to bet on the decline of brick-and-mortar retail.
this-week-405  Around-the-web  Matt  retail  ecommerce  amazon  tech  high-tech  technology 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Where Could Amazon Build a Second Headquarters? - WSJ
Civic leaders and property developers across the U.S. are describing their cities in flowery terms, hoping to become home to Amazon’s second headquarters. The tech giant last month announced it had received 238 proposals from cities and regions across North America to host the project.
this-week-404  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  jobs  ecommerce 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Is There A Warehouse in Retail Assets’ Future? - Area Development
Reviving dead malls as warehouses is not as easy as it may seem; they’re more likely to become “lifestyle” destinations or mixed-use complexes.
area-development-features  matt  warehouse-facility  warehousing  retail  ecommerce  amazon  economic-development  jobs 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
America’s ‘Retail Apocalypse’ Is Really Just Beginning - Bloomberg
The so-called retail apocalypse has become so ingrained in the U.S. that it now has the distinction of its own Wikipedia entry.
this-week-404  Around-the-web  Matt  retail  ecommerce  amazon 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
The Headquarters Checklist: How Do Companies Pick a Location? - Knowledge@Wharton
If by announcing a search for a second headquarters Amazon intended to play one city against another and generate millions of dollars in free publicity, it has worked. Many observers believe Amazon has long known where it wants to be — or at least has never seriously considered more than two or three specific sites — since there are no more than a handful of cities that fit the requisite criteria.
Around-the-web  Matt  site-selection  economic-development  headquarters  amazon  ecommerce  technology  this-week-403  this-week-408 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
America’s ‘Retail Apocalypse’ Is Really Just Beginning - Bloomberg
The so-called retail apocalypse has become so ingrained in the U.S. that it now has the distinction of its own Wikipedia entry.
this-week-403  Around-the-web  Matt  ecommerce  retail  amazong  jobs  warehouse-facility  warehousing  economic-development  this-week-408 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Dinner on the Front Porch: How E-Commerce Is Affecting the Food Industry - Area Development
As consumers receive more and more of their food through e-commerce, food manufacturers, assemblers, and distribution networks are going to have to think differently.
area-development-features  matt  food-industry  food-processing  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection  ecommerce  supply-chain  retail  distribution  distribution-facility  distribution-centers  logistics 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Where Internet Orders Mean Real Jobs, and New Life for Communities - The New York Times
Warehouses have produced hundreds of thousands of jobs since the recovery began in 2010, adding workers at four times the rate of overall job growth.
this-week-401  Around-the-web  Matt  warehouse-facility  warehousing  jobs  economic-development  site-selection  workforce  ecommerce  retail 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Prologis CEO on the e-commerce effect on warehouses - CNBC
Hamid Moghadam, Prologis CEO, discusses how his company is taking advantage of the booming e-commerce space with warehouses to fulfill the needs of the consumer.
this-week-401  Around-the-web  Matt  warehouse-facility  warehousing  ecommerce  retail  supply-chain  logistics 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Front Line: The Competition for Amazon’s HQ2 - Area Development
Like contestants at a beauty pageant, cities across the U.S. and Canada are eagerly awaiting the announcement: where will Amazon decide to build its new $5 billion second headquarters, which will create 50,000 jobs?
area-development-features  matt  frontline  amazon  headquarters  jobs  economic-development  site-selection  ecommerce  retail  tech  high-tech  technology 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
To Meet Amazon’s Tax-Break Demands For HQ2, Will Cities - Fast Company
There are two pots of money the online retail behemoth could try to grab, each of which could effectively give the company a negative tax rate.
this-week-400  Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  amazon  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  ecommerce  tech 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Will Amazon take a chance on contributing to a common good in Detroit? - Detroit Free Press
Detroit's Amazon HQ2 bid might be a sleeper, as outside experts contend. Or, maybe, it could spark a broader vision in an ongoing dream to revitalize Detroit.
this-week-400  Around-the-web  Matt  detroit  Michigan  midwest  site-selection  economic-development  headquarters  amazon  ecommerce  retail  tech  jobs  taxes-incentives 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Beyond HQ2: How should local economic development officials respond to Amazon? - Brookings
Amazon’s recent announcement that it is soliciting bids from metro areas to establish a second headquarters site in North America has set off a predictable feeding frenzy within the economic development community.
this-week-399  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  jobs  robotics  ecommerce  fulfillment-center  tech  high-tech  technology  economic-development  site-selection  workforce  taxes-incentives 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Why I’m Not Bidding for Amazon’s HQ - WSJ
San Jose won’t offer subsidies for favored corporations, which are a bad deal for city taxpayers.
this-week-398  Around-the-web  Matt  headquarters  amazon  retail  ecommerce  jobs  economic-development  site-selection  tech  high-tech  technology 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Shopping malls battered by online retailers may be offered to Amazon as HQ2 sites - The Seattle Times
Real-estate developers from Phoenix to Washington, D.C., are suggesting former shopping malls as prime locations for Amazon’s next headquarters.
this-week-398  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  retail  malls  ecommerce  site-selection  economic-development 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Discount Grocers Aldi And Lidl Give U.S. Stores A Run For Their Money - NPR
Competition has been intense among U.S. grocers. Companies are trying to figure out the role of technology in our shopping habits, and Amazon is ever the elephant in the room, now in possession of Whole Foods.
this-week-398  Around-the-web  Matt  food-industry  technology  amazon  retail  ecommerce 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Memo To Mayors Courting Amazon’s HQ2: Now’s The Time To Be Stingy And Smart - Fast Company
Public officials should think carefully before offering extremely costly tax-break offers to a company valued at $450 billion and with a long history of tax avoidance.
this-week-397  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  taxes-incentives  ecommerce  retail 
september 2017 by areadevelopment
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