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DENVER — Fifty-thousand new jobs averaging $100,000. Five billion dollars spent on construction and infrastructure. This is why the entire country is clambering to be the home to Amazon's soon-to-be-built second headquarters which it calls HQ2.
Denver is among the 20 places Amazon has named as finalists. With promises and potential headaches on this scale, Denver7 is taking a 360 look at Amazon HQ2.
The upsides are clear: lots of new jobs and lots of new money for employees and the local economy.
The downsides are equally as clear: lots of new people and growth thrust into a Denver Metro already struggling to keep up with current growth.
Amazon will announce it's decision on the new headquarters sometime this year.