Link: Amazon HQ2 blamed for high real-estate, rent, and traffic in Seattle

‘High demand and low inventory creates bidding wars and animosity among those who can’t even afford a starter home in the city they grew up in,” Kurt Schlosser wrote in September for GeekWire. “And the rent is too damn high, too. Workers who don’t wear tech badges for a living are forced to look outside the city and thus contend with the traffic coming in and out of it, creating a vicious cycle and affordability crisis.”’

Meanwhile: “The retailer says its Seattle headquarters has created 53,000 jobs in the city in addition to pumping a staggering $38 billion into the local economy.”
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