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Amazon HQ2 Won’t Improve Quality of Life for New York and Virginia Residents

Amazon’s HQ2 would contribute to gentrification by creating jobs for people outside the communities where the headquarters will be. “The people pushed out by rising housing costs in communities that already face affordable housing shortages will become another community’s problem, as will rising costs of living, shortages of living-wage jobs and the over-policing demanded by gentrifier populations,” writes Democracy Collaborative policy associate Peter Gowan. 

Publication date: 2018-11-14
Parent publication: Truthout
Publication URL: https://truthout.org/articles/amazon-hq2-wont-improve-quality-of-life-for-new-york-and-virginia-residents/

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