Described as a “frugal” company in a new Wall Street Journal report, Seattle-based Amazon has been scoping out sites on its HQ2 shortlist since January – taking a particular interest in education and the tech-to-talent pipeline in Denver and the other 19 cities still in contention for its second headquarters.
Ten people from Amazon.com Inc.’s HQ2 team visited Denver in February, where they were greeted by Gov. John Hickenlooper, met with CEOs of some of Colorado’s largest companies and met with some local education leaders.
The Mile High City may have been among the first of the 20 cities that Amazon leaders are visiting.
Yet as Amazon leaders hopscotch around the country to narrow its pick, the location’s education system and its existing tech-to-talent pipeline are emerging as key considerations in the HQ2 hunt.
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