Study looks at cities vying for Amazon's 2nd HQ

Posted at 7:39 AM, Oct 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-16 07:39:16-04

A new study shows Baltimore is going to have to do something really special to bring Amazon to town.

The online retailer is looking to build its second headquarters, which could bring up to 50,000 well-paying jobs to wherever Amazon decides to build.

Cities across the country are courting Amazon. Baltimore officials have been trying to lure the company to build its second head quarters in Port Covington. Tax incentives have already been approved for the site, which is where Under Armour is building its new headquarters.

However, the Anderson Economic Group ranked 35 metropolitan areas based on what Amazon has said it's looking for. Baltimore was 14th. New York City took the top spot, followed by Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, and Atlanta.

The study didn't speculate on incentives some cities might offer, or factor in things that are difficult to measure, like quality of life.