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2 spot in new WSJ ranking for Amazon headquarters

14 November 2017, 10:36 | Hattie Nash

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We've previously told you to cool your jets on the idea of Amazon building its second headquarters in Dallas: nice city, but the public transit is too crummy and the amenities millennials demand are too scarce to bring Bezos to town.

It certainly appears so, at least according to a Wall Street Journal analysis published Tuesday. That led them to came up with a top three of Dallas, Boston and Washington, DC - which have widely been considered among the top contenders.

Dallas was bolstered by Texas' lack of a state sales tax and the North Texas region's low cost of living.

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The WSJ/Green Street rundown also noted this: "Boston boasts a great sports-bar scene (10 professional-sports titles since 2000 will do that), and a millennial population that has grown about 9% since 2012".

Other cities fared better on attributes such as cultural fit and fiscal health.

The paper, with some help from the research consultancy Green Street Advisors, ranked cities on Amazon's given metrics, including quality of life and transportation concerns.

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So far Seattle-based Amazon has been quiet about what it thinks of the 238 cities, states and provinces who have applied to host the company's second headquarters, dubbed HQ2.

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