Did you hear the latest about Charlotte and it being out of the running in regards to Amazon picking its second headquarters? I was just reporting the other day that Charlotte was still in the running, but the bad news has come in already. Amazon still has its short list of candidates, and many of the other cities will soon be feeling the same disappointment. I really thought that Charlotte had a good chance of being that city, but it turns out the headquarters is going to be somewhere else.
At the time I first reported that Charlotte was in the running months ago, I didn’t know that there were so many other cities being considered. I really thought Charlotte was on a very short list of candidates. It turns out that the short list was 20 cities. That gave Charlotte a slim chance I suppose, but I still really thought they had a good chance of landing the grand prize so to speak.
It is important to note that Charlotte did make the top 25 cities after an original list of 272 cities was developed. It is said by many people that it appears Atlanta is going to be the city that gets to be the second headquarters for Amazon. People in Charlotte were really hoping for the economical boost that Amazon would bring.
It’s not just people but reputable sources that are assuming that Atlanta is going to get the bid. It is no secret that Atlanta has been at the top of the list for awhile. Amazon still has to make its decision, and it will be interesting to see what they decide. For now, Charlotte has to get over the snub, but hey, the Queen City is thriving and will continue to grow economically into the future.