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Chad Swiatecki is a 20-year journalist who relocated to Austin from his home state of Michigan in 2008. He most enjoys covering the intersection of arts, business and local/state politics. He has written for Rolling Stone, Spin, New York Daily News, Texas Monthly, Austin American-Statesman and many other regional and national outlets.
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Another Amazon (non)update
Mum continues to be the word out of the Austin Chamber concerning possible recent follow-up visits to Austin by Amazon executives charged with deciding where the company builds its massive HQ2 project. The Austin Business Journal lobbed the most recent inquiries at the chamber, which has handled all aspects of the city’s bid, following an Oct. 19 Wall Street Journal story that detailed return trips made to New York City, Chicago and Newark, New Jersey, in recent months. That story also noted the company contacted officials in Miami and the Washington, D.C., area, which has three separate sites still alive in the pool of 20 possible metro areas. Chamber reps said they had nothing new to share concerning Amazon and revealed absolutely nothing, no matter how you parse the statement. Company executives visited Austin and Dallas earlier this year, and the final site will reportedly be announced by the end of the year.
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