That’s how many proposals Amazon received for their second headquarters. (And, as you already know, I hate all of this so much.)
In the next few months, we’ll find out where they’re going to actually go but it’s safe to say that it’s going to be a big city. After all, you need a big city if you’re planning to hire up to 50,000 people.
I’ve already ranted about all this so I’ll spare you that rant.
Here’s the thing: there will be 237 communities that don’t get Amazon HQ2. And I hope those communities considering taking whatever monetary incentives they proposed to Amazon and apply them to their entrepreneurial community.
Help the local coworking space. Help the local code school. Help the local accelerator. Those are the three signs of a healthy local entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Whatever. Just help the local entrepreneurs get the skills they need to grow.
Maybe losing the Amazon HQ2 bid will result in 237 better places for entrepreneurs to start and grow.Maybe losing the Amazon HQ2 bid will result in 237 better places for entrepreneurs to start and grow. Click To Tweet