Charlotte fails to deliver for Amazon as Southeast competitors make HQ2 cut

The Charlotte region’s chance of landing the coveted prize of Amazon’s second North American headquarters has ended.

For the last few months, cities across the country have been clamoring for Amazon’s attention and a chance at the $5 billion in investment and 50,000 jobs the company has promised.

Amazon finally released a list of its 20 finalists, and they’re a who’s who of up-and-coming cities — including most fast-growing Southern ones.

Yes, our sister cities Atlanta and Raleigh both made the list. Peers like Indianapolis, Nashville and Denver, too. Charlotte did not make the cut.

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