By  on January 22, 2018

The battle to win Amazon’s second headquarters moved into round two last week as the company shortlisted 20 cities from the 238 contenders. They all offer their own benefits and perks, but when it comes to fashion — a priority for the e-commerce giant — some have an edge.

The HQ2 hunt gets a lot of flack for its approach to office location scouting. Part serious business, part gonzo competition — with all the subtlety, class and tact of a reality show contest — the search has prompted regions across North America to throw themselves at Amazon’s feet, with tax breaks and other incentive deals in hand. The frenzy has led to a curated list spanning options from Washington, D.C., to Denver.

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