DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - An Irish betting site has listed Denver's odds for landing Amazon.com Inc.'s HQ2 headquarters at 20-to-1.
Paddy Power, an Irish bookmaker based in Dublin, lists Atlanta as the top choice, coming in at 2-to-1 odds.
Yesterday, Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) said it received 238 bids from cities and regions in 54 states and provinces across the U.S. and Canada. Yesterday, Colorado Gov. John HIckenlooper said the state's bid is a long-shot, and he gave the Denver area a 10-to-1 shot for landing Amazon's second headquarters, because the state wasn't going overboard in offering incentives to Amazon: "Probably less than 1/20th of what some states are offering."
Georgia's incentive package is big: The state is offering more than $1 billion in incentives to lure Amazon to the state.
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