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Amazon spells out its ‘City Maker’ role in reshaping Seattle as it seeks a second headquarters site

Few companies can transform a city, but Amazon, the slayer of the retail industry, isn’t just any company. It’s a “City Maker.”

In its request for proposals for municipalities to bid to become the home for its second headquarters, Amazon AMZN, +1.21% claims to have done wonders for Seattle, its current home. Here’s how it breaks down the numbers in its request for proposals:

• In addition to the 40,000 workers in its employ, another 53,000 jobs, by the company’s calculation, have been created elsewhere in the city thanks to Amazon’s direct investments.

• Some $38 billion in additional investments from 2010 through 2016 in Seattle are attributable to Amazon’s own investments.

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