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Media statement on Amazon HQ2 Announcement

Statement from Seattle Metro Chamber president and CEO Marilyn Strickland

“Landing Amazon HQ2 represents an unprecedented opportunity for New York City and  Northern Virginia. Today’s announcement is another reminder that we cannot take our home-grown companies for granted. Amazon helped put Seattle on the global stage, and we need civic leadership that is committed to helping our employers succeed so our local economy can be more inclusive.”


About the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

The Seattle Metropolitan (Seattle Metro) Chamber of Commerce is the regional business advocacy organization that engages the innovation and entrepreneurship of its 2,400 members to promote inclusive economic prosperity. Founded in 1882 by local business leaders, the Chamber today is an independent organization representing a regional workforce of approximately 750,000. For more information, visit

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Press Contact

The Seattle Metro Chamber is a leading business voice in our region. If you have a press inquiry, please contact:

Alicia Teel
SVP, Public Affairs and Communications
(206) 389-7262

International Press Contact

Greater Seattle Partners, a public-private economic development corporation in our region, assists visiting foreign journalists. For more information, please contact:

Susan Stoltzfus
Senior Marketing Manager
Greater Seattle Partners
(206) 389-8652