Raleigh in Top 5 for Amazon HQ2

Raleigh is among the top five contenders for the massive Amazon HQ2 project, according to a new study from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The news comes as Amazon confirmed Monday that meetings have begun with officials from the 20 metro areas named as finalists.

“Amazon is working with each HQ2 candidate city to dive deeper on their proposals and share additional information about the company’s plans. We’re excited to visit each location and talk about how HQ2 could benefit our employees and the local community,” Amazon said in a statement Monday after The Washington Post reported meetings with local officials.

Business Insider reported Monday that the new study ranks Raleigh along with Atlanta, Boston, Denver and Washington, D.C. as the best bets among the 20 finalists as previously announced by Amazon.

The five were listed alphabetically and “not ranked otherwise,” the news site reported. ...
— WRAL Techwire
Brent Woodcox