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Judge: Pittsburgh Can't Hide Amazon HQ2 Offer From the Public

City and county officials have already appealed a decision that would require them to release the details of a proposal designed to entice Amazon into locating its second headquarters in Pittsburgh.
November 2, 2018, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"An Allegheny County judge has ordered the release of the region's bid for Amazon's second headquarters," reports Mark Belko. "Common Pleas Senior Judge W. Terrence O'Brien said he found no basis for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County to keep the proposal secret."

Pittsburgh isn't the only city that has been secretive about the kind of incentives offered to lure Amazon's second headquarters.

"Mayor Bill Peduto and county Executive Rich Fitzgerald have refused to release the proposal given to Amazon last fall, claiming that to do so would put the region at a competitive disadvantage in the race with 19 other finalists for the second headquarters," according to Belko.

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Published on Friday, November 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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