The Bayou City didn’t get the online retailer’s second headquarters, but it’s now one of 18 cities with an Amazon tech hub.

The one here is Amazon Web Services, or AWS, which helps companies with their digital and cloud needs.

It’s located at Citycentre, where the Katy Freeway meets Beltway 8.

At the grand opening, Mayor Sylvester Turner said having this new hub shows the city has progressed after failing to get “HQ2.”

“I mean the very fact that we’re here today and they’re opening this tech center indicates that it’s a win-win for both Amazon and the city of Houston,” he said.

The mayor also called the opening “a leap” forward in Houston’s effort to become a top tech innovation city.

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