What Do Amazon’s Top 20 Finalists Have in Common? They’re Welcoming, Diverse Communities

New American Economy
Date of Publication: 
January, 2018
Source Organization: 
New American Economy

Amazon just announced the 20 finalist metropolitan areas for its second headquarters. Amid the lively debate about which metros made the cut and why, a pattern has emerged.

What do these cities have in common? What made them so enticing when more than 200 cities around the country were competing? Why does Amazon see them as more exciting, more talent rich, more viable places in which to invest billions of dollars? A common thread behind each of them is that they actively recruit, retain, and integrate immigrants. It’s part of their economic strategy. And as Amazon’s decision shows, it’s working.

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