Thursday, May 11, 2017
This is an example of great PR and community relations. The problem of homelessness in Seattle is acute, but Amazon could have decided to build its new building for itself. Instead, it acted nobly by letting a homeless shelter stay and be part of new construction. It is hard to think of another example of something like this. The article notes that Amazon is the largest employer in the Seattle area, and it has a ravenous need for room. To willingly give up some of the space it will build for itself is especially an act above and beyond self-interest. Kudos to the company.