A new Federal Aviation Administration program called NextGen has increased efficiency for airports around the nation. But more flights mean more noise, and the number of disgruntled local residents has only grown over the years.
Amazon is searching for a second company headquarters, where it plans to invest $5 billion in construction and operation and will hire as many as 50,000 full-time workers. North American cities have until October 19 to make their pitches. Could a city in the Washington region be the right fit? If so, what kind of incentives could the region offer Amazon, and how much of an economic impact would the new development have on locals?
- Jeannette Chapman Deputy Director and Senior Research Associate of The Stephen S. Fuller Institute for Research on the Washington Region’s Economic Future at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government
- Michael Neibauer Associate Editor, Washington Business Journal
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