A national business magazine now has Detroit in the running — in the top five — for Amazon.com’s second headquarters.”We are hot,” Renee Monforton, the marketing director for VisitDetroit.com, said Monday. “We are the comeback city.”The analysis in Inc. magazine by Marty Pupil, president of U.S. Brokerage at Colliers International, a commercial real estate services firm, concluded Detroit would be “a triumph for Amazon from a public relations standpoint.”Pupil’s take on Detroit: “There aren’t many cities that could offer Amazon a truly urban environment with an incredibly business-friendly local government and affordable housing.””In one fell swoop,” he added, “Amazon could be the catalyst for the rebuilding of one of America’s great cities. One challenge for Detroit may be its public transportation system, which is not well developed and ranks very low nationally.”But, landing on lists like this one may be a triumph for Detroit.
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