FILE: Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, is shown at the online retail company's then-offices overlooking the Seattle skyline on May 2, 2001. The original caption reads, 'Despite company layoffs and a bruising stock plunge, Bezos says he believes in Amazon more than ever.'
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FILE: Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, is shown at the online retail company's then-offices overlooking the Seattle skyline on May 2, 2001. The original caption reads, 'Despite company layoffs and a bruising stock plunge, Bezos says he believes in Amazon more than ever.'
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Jeff Bezos came to Seattle in a 1988 Chevy Blazer. Here’s why he stayed and built Amazon

Did you know Amazon's Jeff Bezos almost moved to Portland instead of Seattle?

In this episode of Prime(d), we look at the history of Amazon and its relationship with incentives.

The company announced Tuesday the new locations of its second (and third and third-and-a-half) locations, neighborhoods in Queens and Northern Virginia — essentially New York City and Washington, D.C.

The retail giant was likely very grateful for the tax credits the two areas offered: roughly $48,000 per job from Long Island City and $22,000 per job from Crystal City.

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Hosts Carolyn Adolph and Joshua McNichols are en route to these new headquarters. What questions do you want them to ask? (Refresh page if you can't see the form below.)

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