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Alexa, Fix My City

In early 2019, Amazon’s plans for a second headquarters were thwarted by the same grassroots coalition that put Alexandria Ocasio Cortez into Congress. It was a huge blow to the huge corporation after year long beauty pageant in which 238 cities vied for its business. Join SPUR’s own celebrity New York Times columnist Allison Arieff in examining how cities have courted and some say contorted, or in the case of Queens thwarted, big tech as they try to influence and capitalize on the cities for economic base.

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  • Alison Arieff, Editorial Director, SPUR
  • Jorge Rivas, Deputy Director, Neighborhood Economic Development,  San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development

Curated by Omeed Manocheri and Fay Darmawi

CM credits pending

In this program

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Amazon HQ2 Pitch Videos

A compilation of pitch videos from Detroit, Boston, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Atlanta, and Dallas/Fort Worth.

Dates & Times


SPUR Urban Center - San Francisco

Wed, Feb 5
12:00 pm