Just like a bad break up, we point out the flaws that Amazon saw in your city's bid for their second headquarters. SAN FRANCISCO – Of the 20 cities that made the second round of Amazon's beauty pageant for its second headquarters, 18 didn't make the cut. Here are some of the negatives that may have worked against the cities that lost out to New York City and Northern Virginia, the two areas Amazon chose to place $5 billion in investment and 50,000 jobs. One thing Atlanta is known for is horrific traffic. INRIX, a transportation analytics company, ranked it as having the fourth-worst traffic in the nation in 2017.
Online retail powerhouse Amazon is searching for a second headquarters location, which an official from Toronto has called "the Olympics of the corporate world." Online retail powerhouse Amazon is searching for a second headquarters location, which an official from Toronto has called "the Olympics of the corporate world." An official from Toronto has called Amazon's search for the second headquarters "the Olympics of the corporate world." This time, Amazon's public solicitation of bids from essentially all major metropolitan areas in North America has prompted reporters and analysts across the continent to run their own odds on potential winners. The top-line pitch is Amazon's promise to invest $5 billion in whatever community it picks to be the home of its second headquarters.
Having Amazon's new $5 billion headquarters in your hometown will have its perks, like tens of thousands of new jobs. But, it also could be a giant headache. WASHINGTON -- Amazon has made a more prosaic choice than the hype originally promised, naming New York City and the Washington, D.C., suburb of Arlington, Virginia as the areas that will divvy up the 50,000 high-paying jobs the online retail giant is expected to bring. The announcement Tuesday comes after 24 months of intense jockeying by more than 230 cities vying to take home the glittering prize of becoming the home of Amazon's second headquarters. Instead, Amazon chose two areas that have long been considered front-runners, even among the 20 finalists announced on January 18.
Seattle-based Amazon is looking for another city to build its second headquarters and has plans to invest $5 billion and create 50,000 jobs. The Seattle-based tech and online retail giant founded and run by billionaire Jeff Bezos announced the plan Thursday. It gave states, metropolitan areas and provinces through Oct. 19 to deliver proposals for the $5 billion project. The company expects to announce a decision on "HQ2" in 2018. Amazon said it wanted an urban or suburban area with more than one million people, shovel-ready real estate, quality of life and a "stable and business-friendly environment."