A shocking number of Americans say they would pay higher taxes to lure Amazon — here are the cities most eager to throw money at the tech giant

  • A survey found that 26% of Indianapolis residents would be willing to pay higher taxes to lure Amazon's second headquarters there.
  • Nashville, Miami, Dallas, and Raleigh, North Carolina, also ranked highly, according to the survey by The Business Journals and Elon University.
  • At the bottom of the list are Denver, Austin, and Washington, DC.

A surprising number of Americans say they would be willing to pay more in taxes to lure Amazon's second headquarters to their cities, according to a new survey.

Residents of Indianapolis are among the most eager to pay higher taxes for Amazon, with 26% of survey respondents saying they would voluntarily absorb a tax increase to win the e-commerce company's second headquarters, the poll by The Business Journals and Elon University found

Nashville, Miami, Dallas, and Raleigh, North Carolina, also ranked highly, with more than one in five residents of each city saying they would pay a higher tax bill for Amazon.

At the bottom of the list are Denver, Austin, and Washington, DC, where just 14% of residents say they would pay higher taxes to draw Amazon to their region.  

RELATED: Check out all the cities on Amazon's HQ2 shortlist: 

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Cities on Amazon's shortlist for HQ2
Los Angeles, California 
New York, New York
Washington, D.C.
Toronto, Canada
Raleigh, North Carolina
Columbus, Ohio
Atlanta, Georgia
Boston, Massachusetts
Austin, Texas
Chicago, Illinois 
Dallas, Texas
Colorado, Denver
Indianapolis, Indiana

Montgomery County, Maryland 

(Photo: Bethesda)

Nashville, Tennessee
Newark, New Jersey

Northern Virginia

(Photo: Arlington) 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Miami, Florida
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Amazon has promised a $5 billion investment and up to 50,000 high-paying jobs to the city where it builds its new headquarters.

Here's the share of respondents from each region on Amazon's shortlist who are willing to pay more in taxes, according to  The Puget Sound Business Journal.

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Washington D.C.

14% of respondents are willing to pay more in taxes to lure Amazon to their city.

Austin, Texas: 

14% of respondents are willing to pay more in taxes to lure Amazon to their city.

Denver, Colorado: 

14% of respondents are willing to pay more in taxes to lure Amazon to their city.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:

15% of respondents are willing to pay more in taxes to lure Amazon to their city.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 

15% of respondents are willing to pay more in taxes to lure Amazon to their city.

New York City:

16% of respondents are willing to pay more in taxes to lure Amazon to their city.

Chicago, Illinois:

16% of respondents are willing to pay more in taxes to lure Amazon to their city.

Los Angeles, California:

17% of respondents are willing to pay more in taxes to lure Amazon to their city.

Boston, Massachusetts:

18% of respondents are willing to pay more in taxes to lure Amazon to their city. 

Columbus, Ohio:

19% of respondents are willing to pay more in taxes to lure Amazon to their city.

Atlanta, Georgia: 

19% of respondents are willing to pay more in taxes to lure Amazon to their city.

Raleigh, North Carolina:

20% of respondents are willing to pay more in taxes to lure Amazon to their city.

Dallas, Texas:

21% of respondents are willing to pay more in taxes to lure Amazon to their city.

Miami, Florida:

21% of respondents are willing to pay more in taxes to lure Amazon to their city.

Nashville, Tennessee:

23% of respondents are willing to pay more in taxes to lure Amazon to their city.

Indianapolis, Indiana: 

26% of respondents are willing to pay more in taxes to lure Amazon to their city.

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Visit The Puget Sound Business Journal for more results from the survey.

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