Moody’s Analytics: South Florida not such a long shot for Amazon’s HQ2

Posted on February 6, 2018

Bookies say South Florida is a long shot for Amazon’s HQ2, but Moody’s Analytics likes the Miami region’s chances.

new ranking by Moody’s Analytics puts South Florida in 11th place among all cities that meet Amazon’s criteria, according to senior economist Adam Ozimek — not a favorite, but not a long shot.

Because this is a ranking by dismal economists, it’s not simple: Moody’s Analytics’ Top 10 includes Cambridge, Massachusetts, and San Diego, two cities not among Amazon’s 20 finalists. Eliminate them, and Miami moves into ninth place.

Moody’s Analytics was one of the few observers to give Miami a strong shot before Amazon narrowed its list to 20. It initially put South Florida in seventh place.

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