There were 218 communities whose proposals did not reach the second round in Amazon’s well-publicized search for its second headquarters. For those ambitious but unlucky folks, there were no “thanks for entering” gift baskets or any consolation prizes.
"A Maine Racetrack Didn’t Lure Amazon. Multiply That Disappointment by 218" is from the January 19, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by David Streitfeld and Nellie Bowles and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.