In the wake of rejection, many cities — including Cincinnati — are looking towards improvement.
In January, Amazon announced a shortlist of 20 cities that could potentially be the home of their new trillion-dollar tech firm, which would bring 50,000 high-paying jobs and $5 billion in investment.
In the past nine months, however, some of the 20 top contenders have been notified that they didn’t make the cut. And for a few of those cities, Amazon explained why, which has been a wakeup call for places like Detroit, Sacramento, and Cincinnati. Instead of giving in to defeat, city leaders have refined how they pitch themselves and made investments towards improvements.
In Cincinnati, funds were approved for improving its local technology workforce, which, hopefully, will lead to Amazon jobs — or other high-paying firms — down the line.
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