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Miami doesn’t crack Top 25 in new Amazon HQ study

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New York ranked No. 1

A rendering of Amazon’s Seattle headquarters
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A new study by real estate research firm Reis looking at the best cities for Amazon’s second headquarters didn’t so much as sniff in Miami’s direction as a legitimate option.

Instead, New York, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. paced the list, which was comprised of 25 metro areas across the nation. Amazon has received proposals from over 200 cities and the project would create roughly 50,000 jobs.

The report contrasts one by the New York Times in regards to Miami, which ranked in the Top 9 while faring well in job growth and quality of life. However, it didn’t make the cut for the final four because of transit concerns and traffic congestion. City commissioners have proffered Overtown as a logical place for the HQ.

Amazon is expected to choose a location next year.

Fun fact: Amazon founder, chairman, and CEO Jeff Bezos went to high school in Miami at Miami Palmetto in Pinecrest.