City of Arlington, Texas, gets a “No, thanks” from Amazon for HQ2 bid — even after offering nearly $1 billion in incentives


Knock one city off the Amazon competition list. The city of Arlington, Texas, says it’s “no longer moving forward” to land Amazon’s second headquarters. But that doesn’t make Denver’s chances any better.

According to Arlington officials, the city was just one part of the proposal from the Dallas area. Other areas in Dallas still are being considered for the $5 billion HQ2 project that could bring 50,000 jobs to the chosen region, according to an Associated Press report.

And Denver, one of the 20 finalists named by Amazon in January, is still on the list, said Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. vice president Sam Bailey, who is handling the state’s bid for the conglomerate.

“We are in communication with the company and based on our communications, we’re still in full consideration for HQ2,” Bailey said Wednesday. “We have not received any information that we’re out of contention of the project.”

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Source:: The Denver Post

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