In any case, if I were Amazon, I would want to take my considerable wealth and transform a community in need such as Newark. Attract the talent they need to a place that needs investment. Heck, they're already in Seattle. Spread the wealth. I love the investment that companies like Quicken Loans, On Star, and Shinola have made to lift Detroit. If, for Amazon, the location of their 2nd headquarters is a strictly "add to the bottom line" business decision, where they are cynically fishing for large incentives, with no egalitarian return on investment, then, yes, someplace boring and expensive like Boston, Dallas, or Northern Virginia will likely win out.
I love this point. I would be impressed by Amazon looking to truly improve upon a community in need.
Another point that I left out yesterday is I don't think for a second that, if Amazon were to land in Fort Worth, Dallas would sit back and not count it as a regional win or even a win for Dallas alone.