Amazon Visited Pittsburgh, And Leaders Still Aren't Detailing The Steel City's HQ2 Offer

May 14, 2018

City officials are acknowledging that representatives from Amazon visited the Steel City last month. Calling it a "real estate" visit, Mayor Bill Peduto said their one-day stopover included lots of questions about the amenities, housing and transit required for an estimated 50,000 employees. Pittsburgh is among 20 finalists still in the running to host Amazon's 2nd North American headquarters.

Reporters Daniel Moore with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, as well as Theresa Clift and Aaron Aupperlee of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, have been following the story.

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Investigative reporter Mike Wereschagin with The Caucus offers a local primary primer. 

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