According to oddsmaker Bovada, Miami remains the longest shot among the 20 finalist cities for Amazon’s massive HQ2 project, which promises to bring 50,000 jobs and billions in investment to one lucky metro. Supporting those odds: The Washington Post reported Saturday that Northern Virginia has entered “advanced talks” with the company. Jonathan O’Connell, one of the Washington Post’s reporters, later Tweeted, “It’s possible no decision has been made and other locations are this far down the road. But at least four other locations considered strong contenders are not…DC, Maryland and two others. Not Miami though. I don’t know the Miami situation well.”
Those handicappers may have missed an important development in the Magic City.