FWIW: Data company ranks Newark 18th of 20 finalists for Amazon’s HQ2

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At least we beat New York City. And Boston.

From the take it for what it’s worth department — and probably not much — Newark was ranked 18th out of the 20 towns competing for Amazon’s HQ2 headquarters by ATTOM Data Solutions.

ATTOM, a national provider of data about housing trends, cited seven criteria in making its rankings, including the state of the housing market, quality of life, education scores, property taxes and crime rates.

Raleigh, North Carolina was at the top of the list, though Amazon officials have said the are considering the entirety of the Triangle area.

Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Nashville and Denver made up the rest of the Top 5.

Los Angeles; Columbus, Ohio; Montgomery County, Maryland; Indianapolis; and Dallas rounded out the Top 10.

Amazon has said the headquarters will bring $5 billion in construction economy and 50,000 jobs.

A decision is expected to be announced this year.