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Does Denver really want Amazon's HQ2?

Posted: 4:38 PM, Feb 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-05 17:55:27-05

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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.