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Labor Force Could be Key to Amazon HQ2 Bid (via Crain’s Detroit Business)

Crain’s Detroit Business | Oct. 1, 2017 | by Dustin Walsh, Chad Livengood, Kirk Pinho

On paper, Amazon Inc.’s quest for a second headquarters in North America employing 50,000 people in the next 15 years looks like an open bidding war among states that can write any check imaginable, courtesy of taxpayers. But what if the e-commerce giant wants more than tax-free living?

[…] The University Research Corridor, a research alliance between UM, Michigan State University and Wayne State University, has been tasked with providing Gilbert’s team with background information on talent production and research and development projects and dollars, said Britany Affolter-Caine, URC’s interim executive director and program director. […] READ MORE