Austin Still A Top Contender for Amazon’s HQ2

Posted by Kent Redding on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 at 1:38pm

As of August 2018, Austin Texas is still a contender for Amazon.com’s HQ2, the second headquarters location for the fast-growing Seattle based company.

Austin is actually in contention along with Dallas along with several other major cities in the United States but there’s hope that Amazon will choose Austin because our city meets all of their criteria for HQ2 including the following:

  •          Austin has a stable business environment
  •          We have a population of over 1 million people
  •          Great urban and suburban locations that will be attractive to Amazon’s employees
  •          Communities that think big and have great plans for the future

A Highly Coveted Position

Once Amazon finally picks the location of their HQ2 this will be a highly coveted position for a city like Austin to be in because it’s going to bring jobs, new tax revenue and so much more for the luck city for years to come.

Austin and Dallas are arguably the strongest contenders to land a planned $5 billing second headquarters for Amazon — a coveted project known simply as HQ2 — according to a new report.

CNBC reached the conclusion after assessing various attributes of all 20 finalist cities being considered to host the retail giant's second headquarters site, including both Texas finalists. Those dynamics were then matched against the criteria set forth by Amazon officials in their HQ2 site search.

Austin has been widely seen as the strongest contender for the plant by many observers, but the Big D appears to be neck-in-neck in the race with the capital city if the CNBC reckoning is to be believed.

The business news media outlet also singled Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Miami, Nashville and Northern Virginia as particularly strong contenders for the massive project. Amazon officials said the project would ultimately employ some 50,000 workers, sparking a spirited competition among the remaining cities vying for the major economic development coup. 

The list of 20 finalist cities vying for the project has steadily been whittled down from an original 238 municipalities from Canada to Mexico that submitted bids.

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