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Copyright 2017 Sperling's BestPlaces, www.bestplaces.net, bert@bestplaces.net, 503-939-1510
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http://www.wsj.com/graphics/amazon-headquarters/
https://www.economy.com/dismal/analysis/commentary/298321/Where-Amazons-Next-Headquarters-Should-Go/
http://www.andersoneconomicgroup.com/Publications/Detail/tabid/125/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/8287/The-AEG-HQ2-Index-Which-Cities-Could-Be-at-the-Top-of-Amazons-Wishlist.aspx
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/19/ok-amazon-here-are-some-cities-you-should-consider-calling-home.html
https://qz.com/1074386/the-hard-choices-amazon-will-have-to-make-to-find-the-right-city-for-hq2/
www.reis.com
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/09/09/upshot/where-should-amazon-new-headquarters-be.html?_r=0
http://fortune.com/2017/10/18/amazon-hq2-top-cities/
http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/11/technology/amazon-cities/index.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/08/opinion/amazon-second-headquarters.html
https://medium.com/migration-issues/no-room-at-the-inn-for-amazon-effda4edc00f
https://storify.com/richard_florida/my-take-on-amazon-hq2
https://venturebeat.com/2017/09/07/5-u-s-cities-amazon-should-consider-for-hq2/
https://www.citylab.com/life/2017/09/amazon-hq2-cities/539112/
https://www.geekwire.com/2017/six-cities-amazon-consider-second-headquarters/
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/26/business/amazon-headquarters-competition.html
http://www.slate.com/articles/business/metropolis/2017/09/your_city_will_lose_the_contest_for_amazon_s_new_hq.html
https://investorplace.com/2017/09/amazon-com-inc-amzn-stock-amazon-hq/#.WgAEq2hSyPq
http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/business/article178699011.html
http://www.paddypower.com/bet?action=go_event&category=SPECIALS&ev_class_id=45&ev_type_id=22711&ev_id=13023353&force_racing_css=&ev_desc=Where%20will%20Amazon%20build%20their%20Second%20Headquarters?
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Atlanta 113.03252135031114350165050111
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Boston216.429414382115053505026502502
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Chicago320.84502391050150502250155150509
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Washington DC425.335066532115021505050505050507
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Austin525.67125281250350150504150350505012
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Dallas626.315087145031150113501505050505012
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Philadelphia727.150371716125050505013501503150508
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Denver827.15501611215150505010350505050150113
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New York928.16611101415050450505050505050505
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Raleigh1032.6505012125233505011250505050505050150
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Pittsburgh1133.2505505050145050150504150415050506
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Minneapolis1234.985017256505050505043505050505050150
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Toronto, Canada1335.35050501050505050150502505014503503
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San Jose1435.650503523505421506505050505050505011
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Nashville 1535.6650182220505050501645050505050505050
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Salt Lake City1636.5501094212250505050850150505050505017
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San Francisco1736.650502657242505050505050505050505050
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Portland1837.550822915502505050650505050505050504
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Miami1938.15072113215035050508505050505050505013
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Los Angeles2038.4505034115050250509505050505050505016
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Baltimore2139.35050142650505050505045050505021505050
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Detroit 2240.15050324427505050505044150505050505050
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Houston2340.450502016225050250508505050505050505050
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Seattle2440.5350508504505050504505050505050505050
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Charlotte2540.550502419175045050506505050505050505050
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Phoenix2641.450502930235050505050450505050505050150
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San Diego2741.950501020850505050509505050505050505050
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Rochester2842.95045050509505050503505050505050505010
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Cincinnati2943.05050132950135050505012505050505050505050
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Richmond3143.350505041502450505017505050505050505050
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Las Vegas3143.3505028152650505050504505050505050505050
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New Orleans3243.4505030502575050505012505050505050505050
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Orlando3343.5505031182450505050504505050505050505050
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Indianapolis3443.650501950505045050506505050505050505050
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Columbus3544.250505033505050505050650150505050505050
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Jacksonville3644.5505050355050505050110505050505050505050
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St. Louis 3744.7505023501850505050508505050505050505050
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Kansas City3844.9505034501950505050150505050505050505050
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San Antonio3945.85050154550505050505010505050505050505050
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Cleveland4047.05050113250505050505050505050505050505050
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Hartford4147.1505050385050505050507505050505050505050
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Memphis4247.2505050395050505050508505050505050505050
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Newark4347.3950504050505050505050505050505050505050
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Tampa4447.65050272750505050505050505050505050505050
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Suburban Virginia4547.7505050505065050505050505050505050505050
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Virginia Beach4647.7505050505050505050507505050505050505050
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Tucson4747.8505050505050505050508505050505050505050
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Birmingham4847.95050505050505050505010505050505050505050
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Omaha4947.95050505050115050505050505050505050505050
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Providence5048.25050505050165050505050505050505050505050
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Syracuse5148.35050505050175050505050505050505050505050
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Colorado Springs5248.35050505050185050505050505050505050505050
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New Haven5348.45050505050195050505050505050505050505050
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Westchester, NY5448.45050505050205050505050505050505050505050
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Calgary5648.55050502150505050505050505050505050505050
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Suburban Maryland5648.55050505050215050505050505050505050505050
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Montreal5748.65050502450505050505050505050505050505050
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Chattanooga5848.75050505050255050505050505050505050505050
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Anaheim5949.05050503150505050505050505050505050505050
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Sacramento6049.15050335050505050505050505050505050505015
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Grand Rapids6149.25050503450505050505050505050505050505050
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Ottawa6249.35050503650505050505050505050505050505050
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Riverside6349.35050503750505050505050505050505050505050
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Vancouver, Canada6449.65050504350505050505050505050505050505018
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Methodology
This analysis is not complex, in fact it's almost embarassingly simple.
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We thought about using more elegant techniques, but in the end decided that simple is better (at least in this case.)
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The rank of each place in a study is the score we used in our model.
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For example, Rochester was ranked #9 in the Reis paper, so it earned a "9".
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But what about the places which weren't even mentioned in a study? How do we indicate their poor showing?
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We decided to award the most points (i.e. worst) to those places and for that, we chose 50 points, since the maximum number of cities mentioned in one study was 45 (CNBC).
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Then we averaged all the scores for each place, and the lowest score reflected the most high placements, because 1 is best possible.
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We could have weighted each study by its importance or relevance, but none were seen as particularly outstanding in their insight.
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Bert Sperling, Nov 2017, bert@bestplaces.net
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Update, Nov 17th
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We've added a column with the results of a new The Wall Street Journal ranking released on Nov 15th.
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The WSJ article tagged Dallas as their #1 pick for the HQ2, followed by Boston as #2, and then Seattle, Boston, and Atlanta (all tied for 3rd)
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(Wait... Seattle? They're suggesting Seattle? They know this whole thing is about picking a NEW place, right?)
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So after the WSJ rankings are included, we find there is not much change.
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Dallas rises only one place, from #7 to #6. Philadelphia has the biggest change, dropping from #4 to #7.
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And there is no change in the composition of the top ten candidates, but Nashville, Minneapolis and Newark experience a nice bump.
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If you're interested in other changes, you can compare this sheet with the tab marked "Previous" below.
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