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Turn Up The Charm: North Carolina Aims To Woo Amazon

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Amazon’s recent announcement to establish a new headquarters in North America has ignited a frenzy of proposals from various cities. ";

Amazon’s recent announcement to establish a new headquarters in North America has ignited a frenzy of proposals from various cities. 

Tucson, Arizona mailed a 21-foot cactus to Amazon as a way to ensure their city stood out as a contender. And in North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper issued a statement with the bold assertion that the state is the “best place for Amazon’s second headquarters.”

As Charlotte and Raleigh ready their bids for the October 19 deadline, host Frank Stasio and WUNC data reporter Jason deBruyn discuss the state’s chances of being Amazon’s next big hub. DeBruyn also shares his recent reporting on hospitals working to prevent patient readmission.

Laura Pellicer is a digital reporter with WUNC’s small but intrepid digital news team.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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