While Gov. Hickenlooper is in India recruiting IT workers to come work here, we’re watching the prospect of Amazon choosing Colorado as its second headquarters slip further and further behind in the rearview mirror.

And if cheap labor combined with a hip lifestyle was his brilliant idea of an incentive package to tweak Amazon’s interest, we’re in big trouble.

A city near San Diego, California is offering a $400 million incentive package with an enormous shovel-ready site and the offer to help create a new university.

The deadline to bid on the $5 billion project that will employ 50,000 workers is Thursday.

Perhaps Hick is planning to present our bid from an overseas call center as part of his presentation to show just how much India Colorado has to offer.