designer carry on luggage Here’s how the 20 contenders stack up
has whittled down the list of cities it’s considering for its second North American headquarters, it’s time for a new round of everyone’s favorite parlor game: arguing about which city would suit the technology giant best.
After the e commerce company said it was seeking a second HQ to relieve pressure on its Seattle home base, it received proposals from 238 locations, full of rich economic incentives and goofy marketing gimmicks. A recent focus on redevelopment projects like the BeltLine a series of parks built on an old railroad spur that runs through the city may add to the city’s appeal.
Cons: It’s still not that cool. Amazon prides itself on its urban Seattle locations being walkable and bikable, and a more suburban city like may contradict that spirit. No Texas income tax, an established tech industry and home to Whole Foods,
which Amazon recently acquired.
Cons: Small airport. Good public transit, walkable neighborhoods and a variety of housing choices, from downtown apartments to traditional suburbs.
Cons: Shootings in the city have become national news, and the state is still emerging from dire financial straits. There’s no state income tax, and unlike , it’s a major city and an airline hub.
Cons: The sheer of size of the Amazon HQ could swamp the city’s residential and commercial real estate markets. As in ,
the cheap housing here isn’t a mystery.