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Amazon’s HQ2: 3 Ripple Effects for Associations

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Competition for business and personal space may heat up too: Amazon is widely expected drive up already-expensive real estate prices in the region, making both office space and housing harder to come by. Already, some cities within a day’s drive of Northern Virginia, such as Raleigh, North Carolina , and Baltimore , are seeing ways to turn the HQ2 decision into a net positive.

After Merger Shifts Membership, Publishers Group Doubles Down on Education

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Currently the head of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, she entered the spotlight last year for keeping open a branch during violent protests over the death of Freddie Gray, who died in police custody. billion in new funds for educational materials, and the association responded to incorrect information that has led to criticism over the prices of college textbooks.