Wall Street Journal Says, ‘Dallas Best Place for Amazon’s New Headquarters’
Dallas is the best place in North America for Amazon’s new headquarters, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis released Friday that cites North Texas’ large tech workforce as the main draw. Dallas beat out the other 20 metro areas that Seattle-based Amazon announced last week as finalists for its second headquarters, the Journal reported. “A large tech labor force, and middle-of-the-road ranks for nearly everything else, places Dallas at the top of our ranking,” the publication said. The Journal based its criteria on what Amazon has said it wants, including a metro area with more than a million people, a stable and business-friendly environment and a location where it can attract and keep tech talent. The prize is a $5 billion facility that will provide 50,000 jobs paying six figures and up — plus billions of dollars in additional investment in the surrounding community over the next 10 to 15 years.
- Dallas Business Journal, January 26, 2018