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Bloomberg News: Linda DiMario weighs in on Amazon HQ2 Process and the Economic Development Game

Friday, February 02, 2018

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In a Jan. 30 article, Bloomberg News reported what Greater Irvine Chamber executive vice president Linda DiMario had to say about the Amazon HQ2 process and economic development:

Economic development professionals are torn as to whether the campaign by cities and metro regions to win Amazon’s second headquarters will change the way the game is played.

“Some people thought it was the most inefficient RFP process they’ve ever seen, but I saw it as quite brilliant, and I think it’s going to be good for other businesses,” said Linda H. DiMario, executive vice president of economic development and tourism for the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce.

“Having seen the press that was generated, most of it positive, for the communities that submitted and for Amazon, I think it will be taken as a model for some of the other companies that will come calling,” DiMario said during a Jan. 30 panel at the International Economic Development Council’s annual Leadership Summit in Las Vegas.

Read the full article here.

For more information on economic development in Irvine/Orange County, contact Linda DiMario.

Category: Economic Development, Chamber News

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