The City of Lorain received national attention for its proposal to acquire Amazon HQ2. Although Lorain was not selected as a finalist for Amazon, the proposal has led to Lorain receiving stunning interest from companies across the country regarding the tax incentives it outlined for Amazon. What was an initial disappointment for Lorain could prove to be a huge success moving into 2018. The City of Lorain was faced with severe budget cuts and layoffs city-wide in 2016. With restructuring and increased self-sufficiency, Lorain has proved its resilience and will continue to grow into the 21st century.