1. For finalists in the Amazon headquarters sweepstakes, the fun has turned serious

    For finalists in the Amazon headquarters sweepstakes, the fun has turned serious

    For America’s mayors, Amazon.com’s search for a second massive headquarters with as many as 50,000 jobs started as a free publicity ride, a chance to make clever promotional videos and woo the retail giant with attention-getting gag gifts.

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    1. It was exciting to submit the proposal, and it was exciting to be named to the shortlist, but now we've got to get down to the details.
    2. I think those cities are going to be driving the future of the country.
    3. I don't think you should ever not pursue something as game-changing as this because there might be a couple of problems associated with it.
    4. We know that billions of dollars are on the table, and taxpayers everywhere need to see these bids to decide if they want to amend them.
    5. People have concerns because of what they've heard in Seattle or other cities.
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