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Study: Omaha in top 25 cities for Amazon's HQ2

Study: Omaha in top 25 cities for Amazon's HQ2
Posted: 1:14 PM, Nov 03, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-03 18:39:10Z

A commercial real estate research group has ranked Omaha among the top 25 cities across the country vying for Amazon's second headquarters.

According to a white paper by Reis, which provides data to CRE professionals, the cities were ranked based on Amazon's criteria. Omaha was ranked No. 11, after Chicago and before Philadelphia.

New York City was ranked No. 1 for the tech giant's new space. San Francisco and Washington D.C. round out the top three cities.

Amazon had listed proximity to an international airport, mass transit, and space to grow as priorities in its Request for Proposals.

Omaha scored well in cost of doing business, cost of living and quality of life. Access to public transportation, access to higher education and business taxes negatively impacted Omaha's score.

The Greater Omaha Area Chamber of Commerce submitted its proposal last month . More than 200 cities applied.

The study is available on Reis' website.  

Amazon has said they'll announce their new location for HQ2 by next year.