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In the Fall of 2017, Amazon Inc. opened an unprecedented nationwide bidding competition. The huge online retailer was seeking a home for its second headquarters, dubbed “HQ2,” which could potentially include 50,000 high-paying jobs and billions of dollars of investment into a local economy. The company completed a request for proposal (RFP) that detailed the baseline amenities that cities applying for the headquarters must have. This included Interstate access, a metropolitan population of over 1 million, an international airport, and the presence of a research university.
Cole, David, "The Politics of Gentrification in Charlotte, NC: A New South City Meets the Urban Realities of 21st Century Prosperity." (2018). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 23.