Anderson Economic Group Work

On Amazon bid, doubters were right, but so were the backers

[Crains Detroit, Chad Livengood, January 18, 2018]

“Detroit looked good on cost of doing business. Detroit looked decent on the size of workforce. They looked excellent on universities,” Anderson said in an interview Thursday.

But, here's the rub: “And they looked terrible on transit,” Anderson said. “And you add that up and it's not good enough to make the cut — on a strictly numeric basis.”

Fifteen of Amazon's top 20 cities were in Anderson's top 20. Anderson's top six cities — New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. — all advanced to the second phase of Amazon's HQ2 evaluation process.

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