Ranking from Amazon’s Perspective


The other day, the Wall Street Journal published a group of charts that might give some sense of how Amazon has ranked the 20 cities still in the running for its second headquarters (HQ2).  With Rhode Island’s proposal having fizzled, I wonder how we would have done by these measures.  The following charts are from the Journal’s original prediction of the top 12 in November, and they did pretty well.  The only one the Journal predicted that didn’t make the top 20 was Minneapolis.

Mainly, as a North Jersey boy, I find it a bit depressing that Rhode Island couldn’t beat out Newark, even if the score for that city includes all of my old stomping grounds to the west of NYC.