Kansas City’s Mayor Reviewed Scores of Amazon Products in Sneaky Pitch for Company’s HQ2 | In the News

Sly James, the mayor of Kansas City, Mo., is courting Amazon’s much-coveted second headquarters in a highly tailored medium—the site’s own product reviews section, where he’s been leaving 5-star reviews for scores of items his office recently purchased.

Etiquette police, aside, the truth is Kansas City doesn’t appear to be a front-runner for the gig, according to research from firms like Moody and Everest Group—which have put out lists citing New York, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Washington D.C. and Chicago as more likely candidates, based on the size of the skilled labor base Amazon is anticipating.

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