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Where Might Amazon Build a Second Headquarters?

According to The Wall Street Journal:

See how the cities on Amazon’s HQ2 shortlist rank based on factors such as culture fit, state taxes and cost of living.

Amazon has narrowed the list of metro areas it is considering for its new headquarters to 20 from 238. Now the real hunt begins. Amazon will visit cities, examine areas’ attributes and negotiate incentives in a site-selection process expected to take months.

How The Ranking Works

The Wall Street Journal ranked each U.S. area based on factors in Amazon’s original request for proposals, using an equally weighted index to average the cumulative scores. The more bars colored in each category of the radar plots, the higher the ranking.

Amazon’s initial criteria included a metro area with more than one million people, a stable and business-friendly environment and a location where it can attract and keep tech talent. A wild card could be economic incentives, a factor Amazon cites in its request, something that could help it recoup its hefty spending on the new site



Source: Green Street Advisors, Real Estate Analytics

View the full graphic story from The Wall Street Journal here.


See Wall Street Journal's original graphic, Courting a Giant:

Civic leaders and property developers across the U.S. are describing their cities in flowery terms, hoping to become home to Amazon’s second headquarters. The tech giant last month announced it had received 238 proposals from cities and regions across North America to host the project.

The Wall Street Journal ordered the following cities by creating an aggregate rank across the six categories provided by Green Street. The rankings don't reflect many potential variables, such as the level of tax incentives being offered by the state involved.


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