Amazon’s HQ2 decision could unlock other development announcements, including Apple and Google

Officials in the 20 cities on Amazon’s shortlist weren’t the only ones holding their breath for its HQ2 decision – many companies and property owners were waiting to find out where the e-commerce giant was going to plant a massive new office complex before moving on with their own development plans.

We may soon hear from some of them, perhaps including Apple. “A lot of companies have had planned expansions and relocations put on the shelf until they see what Amazon decides to do,” says John Boyd, a site selection consultant based in Princeton, N.J., who expects we’ll see “high-profile announcements in the months ahead in banking and the technology sector.”

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