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Spoiler alert: Amazon’s second headquarters, dubbed HQ2, which will bring a $5 billion investment and at least 50,000 new jobs to some lucky metropolis, is going to be located in Denver.

At least, that;’s the conclusion reached by the New York Times, which did an analysis of Amazon’s stated requirements and preferences, started with 25 metropolitan areas that seem to fit the bill, and then started winnowing them down.

The process is fascinating, as the Times comes up with a final four - Denver, Portland (Oregon), Boston, and Washington, DC - and then identifies the place that it thinks will be the winner.

You can read it here.
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