Dallas Shut out of Amazon HQ2

After Amazon Slam, Here’s the Tough Love that Dallas and Texas Need to Hear About HQ2

Soon after learning that Dallas wouldn’t be getting Amazon’s second headquarters, the Dallas Regional Chamber put out a statement.

“Make no mistake,” CEO Dale Petroskey said in the news release, “this has been a ‘win’ for our region regardless of the outcome.”

Say what? Dallas not only failed to land Amazon HQ2. It fell short on HQ3, too. And HQ4.

On Tuesday, Amazon said it was splitting its second headquarters between New York City and northern Virginia, near Washington. It also announced that a new operations center would be created in Nashville.

If the Tennessee expansion sounds like a consolation prize, it’s a big one: 5,000 employees at an average salary of $150,000, and over $230 million in investment. As an economic plum, that approaches Toyota's North America headquarters in Plano....

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