Only 20 cities are remaining in the contest for 2nd headquarters of Amazon and the 50,000 roles of employment it will convey. Now arrives the difficult part for the finalists as well as for Amazon. On the basis of the cities that made it till here, and what the firm informed most of the cities that did not, the firm will probably examine some key factors when making its concluding decision. It aims to declare its judgment later in 2018.
The 20 cities comprise Atlanta; Austin, Texas; New York City; Boston; Los Angeles; Washington, D.C.; and Nashville, Tennessee.
TALENT, TALENT, TALENT
Among all of requirements of Amazon, high-talented employees is in the leading spot of the list. The firm has ventured far further than shipping and retail into forward-looking technologies, comprising robotics, artificial intelligence, voice recognition, and drones for the Echo, its home speaker. That is expected to offer a heads up to cities that already have huge tech industries, such as New York, Boston, Raleigh, and Washington D.C., all of which were on the list of Amazon.
“They will be wishing to see in the present workforce, but will also wish a community that can collaborate and assemble that in short form,” claimed a senior official at the Metropolitan Policy Project for Brookings Institution, Alan Berube, to the media in an interview. That indicates sturdy relationships between community colleges, area businesses, and universities.
Amazon officials bluntly informed executives from Kansas City that the area’s shortage of highly skilled tech employees cost it a place on the concluding list, as per CEO of the Kansas City Area Development Council’s, Tim Cowden, statement to the media in an interview. The state of Connecticut also registered for 2nd headquarters of Amazon, comprising proposals for Stamford and Hartford. But it was informed that the cities were not sufficiently big.