Episode 699: Kansas City Vs. Kansas City : Planet Money New York, Washington and dozens of other cities threw billions in tax incentives at Amazon's HQ2. It reminded us of an episode we did back in 2016.
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Episode 699: Kansas City Vs. Kansas City

In Kansas City, which straddles two states, Kansas and Missouri, there's a war raging — a war over jobs. Fotosearch/Getty Images hide caption

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In Kansas City, which straddles two states, Kansas and Missouri, there's a war raging — a war over jobs.

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When Amazon announced the locations for its second headquarters, it ended months of cities and states courting the tech giant with eye-popping tax incentives. A bunch of you wrote us and asked: Why are all these places offering this rich company huge tax breaks? Isn't Amazon rich enough? Does it make a difference?

Back in 2016, we did an episode about this exact question. We found some answers along a narrow stretch of road that divides Kansas from Missouri. Here it is, with a little update.

Music: "Feel Alright"

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