We’re number 7!

That’s according to the Wall Street Journal, which issued a listicle on how cities are ranking for their offerings to be Amazon’s second headquarters.

The article is behind a paywall, but the Denver Business Journal breaks it down for us

The ranking is based on Amazon’s published HQ2 criteria, along with interviews with site-selection experts and “people familiar with Amazon’s thinking.”

But we have a problem with the results. One need only look at what city came in number five to see why. The rankings are:

  1. Dallas
  2. Boston
  3. Washington, D.C.
  4. Atlanta
  5. Seattle
  6. Chicago
  7. Denver
  8. New York
  9. Nashville
  10. Austin

If Amazon’s own headquarters in Seattle ranks number five, in Amazon’s eyes, we should be in third place.

That’s not too shabby, considering the company received 238 proposals.
Unfortunately, third place only counts in horse racing.