Amazon's list of 20 finalists for its coveted HQ2 project, announced Thursday, includes some of the most competitive cities in the world—let alone in North America—and data compiled by CNBC bears that out. Now, the already heated battle is likely to turn red hot as the competition moves to a second round. At stake: a $5 billion facility that will employ 50,000 and boost state coffers by adding billions of dollars in additional investment in the surrounding community over the next 10 to 15 years.
Denver is one of many U.S. cities vying to be Amazon's second headquarters — dubbed HQ2 — but despite some saying that the Colorado city would be the perfect locale, CNBC's own analysis doesn't find the city to be a perfect match. CNBC gave Denver a grade of a C+ in meeting Amazon's criteria — citing in particular its location, crumbling roads and high cost to business.
If Amazon plans to stick to the stated criteria for its coveted second headquarters location, it may want to look south, at least according to a new CNBC analysis using data from our 2017 America's Top States for Business study and the Census Bureau. The analysis gives high grades to a number of southern cities, including Atlanta, Raleigh, Charlotte and Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina.
@tfp6 Probably fair to say that Uber has different needs for a self driving car hub than Amazon has for a full corporate HQ. Bottom line is that workforce is key. We have data to measure workforce quality. But neither you nor I know how Amazon is scoring it.
@tfp6 PA ranks 31st for education level of its workers; 21st for STEM workers. CO--esp. Denver--has serious infrastructure issues, esp. the roads. All 20 easily meet Amazon's criterion of 1M+ population, hence the A+'s. Several of those eliminated did not, and got F's. But hey, thanks.
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