Traffic fills all lanes of Interstate 5 heading into downtown Seattle on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. Whichever city lands Amazon’s second headquarters, some people in Seattle, it’s original hometown, say there are downsides to having the tech giant in the neighborhood. Housing prices have soared faster than anywhere else in the country and traffic is frequently unmentionable. And while Amazon is far from solely to blame for these issues, and many say the benefits clearly outweigh the drawbacks, life has been disrupted.
Traffic fills all lanes of Interstate 5 heading into downtown Seattle on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. Whichever city lands Amazon’s second headquarters, some people in Seattle, it’s original hometown, say there are downsides to having the tech giant in the neighborhood. Housing prices have soared faster than anywhere else in the country and traffic is frequently unmentionable. And while Amazon is far from solely to blame for these issues, and many say the benefits clearly outweigh the drawbacks, life has been disrupted. Elaine Thompson AP
Traffic fills all lanes of Interstate 5 heading into downtown Seattle on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. Whichever city lands Amazon’s second headquarters, some people in Seattle, it’s original hometown, say there are downsides to having the tech giant in the neighborhood. Housing prices have soared faster than anywhere else in the country and traffic is frequently unmentionable. And while Amazon is far from solely to blame for these issues, and many say the benefits clearly outweigh the drawbacks, life has been disrupted. Elaine Thompson AP

The race is on for Amazon’s second HQ. Ask Seattle how that’s working

October 21, 2017 04:44 AM