What You Said: How do we attract the next Amazon?

Posted at 10:00 AM, Mar 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-14 10:00:06-04

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Cincinnati didn't make the cut for Amazon's next headquarters, but it wasn't for lack of trying.

We promised the retail giant urban cool and culture alongside lots of financial incentives, according to the Associated Press.

Economic development officials touted the region's art, culture, "fun," and offered about $3 billion worth of incentives. Apparently, the package wasn't persuasive enough; the region did not make the cut to the final 20.

READ: Cincinnati's failed courtship of Amazon HQ2

Although the What You Said staff believes Amazon made a mistake, we also believe the experience could be a learning opportunity. We'd like to know what you think this region could pitch or develop for the next big job opportunity.

Our What You Said question this week is: What should Cincinnati do to attract the next Amazon?

Build high-speed transit to the airport? Attract more high-tech college students? Fix the Brent Spence Bridge? Build more craft breweries? Build a soccer stadium?

This is your chance to weigh in with our top economic development leaders. Use your imagination.

Please share your opinions with us, and we'll publish some of the most interesting and representative in our What You Said feature later this week.

There are a few ways you can share your thoughts:

You can share your written thoughts, a video file, an audio file or simply a tweet or Facebook comment.

There are just some basic ground rules:

  1. Keep it clean.
  2. Keep it civil.
  3. Keep it real.

That's about it. We'll publish What You Said later this week.

You can also go to our Feedback Friday page and share your thoughts there on the issues of the day.