State Capitol Report: Milwaukee Region’s Bid For Amazon

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Amazon Headquarters
An Amazon worker walks down steps in a company office in Seattle.
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Leaders of a regional development group in the Milwaukee area recently submitted an application to Amazon in an effort to attract the business’ new campus to the state. Their proposal included several site options in Milwaukee and the surrounding suburbs, according to reporting by Wisconsin Public Radio News.

We talk with an economics professor about the advantages and disadvantages of the area plus consider what an Amazon campus might mean for the state, especially after the Foxconn deal.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Breann Schossow Producer
  • Steve Deller Guest