Why Does Amazon Want a Second Corporate Headquarters?

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SEATTLE -- Cities across North America have six weeks to submit their proposals to Amazon about why they would be a good location for the company’s second headquarters. Amazon announced on Thursday that it will spend more than $5 billion on a second location. Employment there could eventually be 50,000 people.

So why is Amazon doing this? And does it say something about Seattle?

On the KOMO Midday News (weekdays 1-3pm) Ben Hallen, an assistant professor of management at the UW's Foster School of Business, answered those questions. (Click the picture above to hear the audio).