QUARTZ | Instead of courting Amazon, cities should court freelancers

More than 200 cities have competed to host Amazon’s second headquarters. Alongside tax incentives and business-friendly government, they are answering questions like how they will handle housing affordability and the increased traffic that HQ2 will inevitably bring.

There is no doubt that Amazon HQ2 will forever change the city Amazon selects—a decision now down to 20 finalists. But when it comes to the future of work and cities as a whole, I can’t help but think that—rather than bending over backwards to court Amazon—it would be worth attracting another type of worker that will be just as important in the future.