Tech talent to determine if Dallas sinks, swims in Amazon HQ2 applicant pool – Dallas

A large and elite tech workforce appears to be the top consideration for Amazon.com Inc. in its search for a home for its massive second headquarters, according to recent reports.

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) is telling many cities that didn’t make the cut for the $5 billion, 50,000-worker project dubbed HQ2 that a lack of concentrated technology talent caused them to end up on the loser list, according to Bloomberg BNA.

That could be good news or bad for Dallas-Fort Worth, which remains one of 20 metro areas still in the running for the highly-coveted mega project.