Orlando leaders: Amazon cut shows need to refine pitch

Orlando Sentinel – No longer on the list of candidates for Amazon’s second headquarters, Orlando area leaders say they need to refine how they pitch the region to corporate leaders looking for new locations.

The city was one of 238 to bid on the project, which is expected to bring $5 billion and up to 50,000 high-paying jobs to its eventual destination. Amazon released a list of 20 finalists Thursday, and Orlando didn’t make the cut. … “Where we do excel is having affordable housing and no income tax, we’re one of six states that have that,” said Beitsch, a senior director for the engineering consulting firm GAI Consultants in Orlando.

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