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It was just one branch of one company in one city, but Amazon’s cancellation of its planned New York office has cities and companies all over the country rethinking their plans. Sarah Holder has been monitoring the fallout on CityLab, and she joins The Masthead today to relay what she’s seen. — Matt Peterson

What to Know: Amazon’s New York Exodus

By Sarah Holder

What we’re following: The consequences of Amazon’s decision to pull out of its plan to build a New York headquarters are still unfolding. The controversial retreat was a big win for organizers, and a disappointment to public officials who wanted to broker a better deal. Now, it’s making cities rethink the important yet obscure incentives they give to megacorporations such as Amazon.

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