Amazon HQ2 to Raleigh?! Could it be? Just Maybe.


Since Amazon first announced, two months ago, that they would be seeking a site for their state-of-the art “co-headquarters”, applications from metropolitan areas have flooded the internet giant’s in box and speculation has run rampant.  And Raleigh may have a shot at landing this coveted contract.  The team at Sperling’s BestPlaces recent conducted what they’re calling a “super study” of the potential Amazon homes, studying Amazon’s key factors which included: a metro population of more than one million, a major airport, stable business climate, robust mass transit, highly educated labor pool, low cost of living, and a high quality of life.  As a result, the speculated leader for the contract: Atlanta.  But, do not lose hope.  Of the 64 highest ranking locations mentioned as a possible location for HQ2, Raleigh finished tenth.  While this continues to be speculation, industry researchers and pundits believe Raleigh, although not the leader, is in the running.  Stay tuned.


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