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Gizmodo: ABQ Least Likely City To Land Amazon HQ

Gizmodo: ABQ Least Likely City To Land Amazon HQ

Gizmodo.com ranked eight cities that are least likely to land the Amazon HQ, and Albuquerque is tops.

Albuquerque has made it to number one on a list – as the American city least likely to land Amazon’s second headquarters and its 50,000 jobs.
Gizmodo.com ranked eight cities that are least likely to land the Amazon HQ, and we’re tops.
First off, the metro area doesn’t have a population of more than 1 million, which Amazon wants, and the city’s skyrocketing crime rate is, well, awful.
Here’s what Gizmodo said about the Duke City:

Real Bezos heads will recall that while the Amazon CEO grew up mainly in Texas, he was born in Albuquerque, a city many notable people (and companies like Microsoft) have left at one time or another. If birthplace were the sole deciding factor, it would be a shoe-in. Though small, it is home to sundry laboratories, an international airport, an upcoming Facebook data center, and double the national average of violent crimes.

Pros: Scientists; annual balloon fiestas

Cons: Minimal tech presence; the West Mesa Bone Collector remains at large

We’ve posted Amazon’s requirements below so you can judge for yourself.
What do you think? Does Albuquerque have a shot at getting Amazon?

 

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Dennis Domrzalski is managing editor of ABQ Free Press. Reach him at dennis@freeabq.com.

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