Doug Rasmussen Quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis Left off Amazon's Short List, but Leaders Say Effort 'Not in Vain'

Doug Rasmussen, a director in Duff & Phelps’ Site Selection and Incentives Advisory practice, was quoted in an article for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The article discusses the proposal submitted by the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership for Amazon’s second headquarters, and examines why St. Louis did not make Amazon’s short list, announced on January 18, 2018.

The narrowed list of 20 cities skew largely to the East Coast, with three locations in the Washington, DC area. Rasmussen commented that there’s likely a desire to have “some access to the regulatory side and to the federal government.” Rasmussen added that St. Louis was likely burdened by its lack of growth.

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