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Battle heats up for US$5b second Amazon HQ

A study says that in 17 years, HQ2 would generate US$341b in total spending, including US$71b in salaries

Amazon says HQ2, its second company headquarters in North America would create up to 50,000 jobs, and tens of thousands of spin-off jobs.

New York

IT'S the prize of a lifetime - a US$5 billion investment creating 50,000 well-paid jobs that everyone wants, but only one American city will get.

From East to West, from North to South, metropolises across the US are locked in a frenzied bidding war desperate to woo Amazon...

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