DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - Denver’s getting talked about by a lot of people as a potential site for Amazon.com Inc.’s new headquarters — but not by Moody’s Analytics Inc.
The economic data, research and advisory firm is out with a list of “the 10 best cities for Amazon's HQ2” — and Denver is nowhere to be seen.
Moody’s says it compiled its list using six broad criteria: Business environment, human capital, quality of life, transportation and geography. It excluded Seattle — Amazon’s current headquarters — from the list.
By its reckoning, Austin, Texas, comes in first. Austin happens to be the headquarters of Whole Foods Market, which Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) bought recently.
The Texas capital ranks No. 1 in the business-environment category and No. 2 for quality of life, Moody’s says.
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