Let the bidding begin. Amazon is planning to spend $5 billion to build a second North American headquarters, and governments are invited to open their wallets. It is easy to see why many cities would love to play host to the jobs, spin-off economic activity and prestige the online giant will generate. But officials need to look closely and ask some tough questions before they leap.
The prize is certainly a tempting one. Amazon has said it plans to eventually hire as many as 50,000 people for what it is calling HQ2, which it describes as a full equal to the companys…

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