Amazon in Austin? People react after city makes shortlist

10:49 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 Home & Leisure

Amazon in Austin?

In what wasn’t the most surprising move, Austin was included among 20 cities identified by Amazon Thursday morning to still be in the running for the company’s second headquarters.

The list is narrowed down from the more than 200 cities that submitted applications for consideration last year, the American-Statesman reports. 

Austinites had opinions, and unlike your Amazon order, they didn’t take two days to arrive.

Some were excited by the prospect of Amazon calling Austin home:

Others weren’t convinced the shortlist was as “short” as it claimed to be:

Others took the opportunity to politely dissuade the company from further considering Austin (e.g. “Please don’t move here.”). 

And people across the country commented on the company’s showy selection process:

Read more about Austin’s bid for Amazon’s headquarters here.