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Exhibit 2: Top SoCal University Graduate Counts and Rankings HIGHER​ ​E DUCATION​ ​N ARRATIVE SoCal:​ ​Logistically​ ​Easy​ ​Talent​ ​Sourcing From​ ​a​ ​workforce​ ​planning​ ​perspective,​ ​Southern​ ​California ​ ​is​ ​a​ ​top​ ​producer​ ​of​ ​US​ ​ human capital.​ ​T he​ ​region​ ​i s​ ​h ome​ ​to​ ​over​ ​130​ ​i nstitutions​ ​of​ ​h igher​ ​e ducation,​ ​a nd​ ​ collectively contributes​ ​nearly​ ​160,000​ ​undergrad​ ​and​ ​post​ ​graduates​ ​per​ ​year. 58 ​ ​By​ ​ share,​ ​nearly​ ​a​ ​fifth​ ​of those​ ​graduates​ ​major​ ​in​ ​STEM-related​ ​fields;​ ​by​ ​volume,​ ​​annual​ ​ STEM​ ​g rads​ ​e quate​ ​to​ ​over 30,000​— ​t he​ ​m ost​ ​i n​ ​t he​ ​Western​ ​US​ ​a nd​ ​second​ ​o n​ ​a​ ​ national​ ​basis​ ​o nly​ ​to​ ​t he​ ​N Y/ NJ ​/CT​ ​Tri-State​ ​a rea​.​ ​Comparatively,​ ​B oston​ ​ranks​ ​a​ ​ distant​ ​third,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​smaller​ ​Bay​ ​Area​ ​region ranks​ ​#5. 57 ANNUAL BACHELOR’S DEGREES OR HIGHER (2015, 000s) 2018 US News & World Report Rank: #21 #21 #42 #42 #37 #46 #10 Exhibit 1: Annual STEM Degrees Granted by US Metro In​ ​addition​ ​to​ ​the​ ​size​ ​of​ ​SoCal’s​ ​talent​ ​pool,​ ​the​ ​quality​ ​is​ ​also​ ​extremely​ ​high.​​ ​​The​ ​region​ ​ hosts multiple​ ​world-class​ ​universities,​ ​with​ ​seven​ ​ranked​ ​in​ ​US​ ​News​ ​&​ ​World​ ​Report’s​ ​ Top​ ​50—including​ ​Irvine’s​ ​own​ ​University​ ​of​ ​California,​ ​Irvine​ ​(UCI).​ ​​These​ ​seven​ ​top- rated​ ​schools generate over​ ​a​ ​third​ ​of​ ​SoCal’s​ ​annual​ ​graduate​ ​pool,​ ​and​ ​conveniently​ ​ provide​ ​“same-day” accessible​ ​recruiting​ ​options​ ​from​ ​the​ ​City​ ​of​ ​Irvine.​ ​​In​ ​addition,​ ​they​ ​ are​ ​also​ ​all​ ​ranked higher​ ​than​ ​Seattle’s​ ​local​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Washington​ ​(#56). 59 38 TOP 10 US RANK (Bachelor’s or Higher, in 000s) Source: National Center for Education Statistics (2015); US News & World Report (2018). Specific​ ​to​ ​Amazon’s​ ​RFP​ ​request​,​ ​these​ ​ Top​ ​7 ​ ​s chools​ ​h ave​ ​g ranted​ ​c lose​ ​t o​ ​ 60,000 degrees​ ​in​ ​HQ2​ ​relevant​ ​fields​ ​over​ ​ the​ ​last​ ​three​ ​years—including​ ​Business,​ ​ Administrative, Software,​ ​E ngineering,​ ​ Law​ ​and​ ​Accounting​ ​fields. Exhibit 3: RFP Requested Historical Degrees Granted Information Degrees Granted in Relevant Recruiting Fields (000s) Graph 10 Source: National Center for Education Statistics (2015). SoCal region includes LA / OC/ SD; Bay Area SF / SV / OAK. All other metros shown are MSA. Source: National Center for Education Statistics (2015). Relevant fields include Business, Administrative, Software, Engineering, Law and Accounting degrees. 57 ​ ​​Defined​ ​as​ ​Los​ ​Angeles,​ ​Orange,​ ​and​ ​San​ ​Diego​ ​counties, 58 ​ ​National​ ​Center​ ​for​ ​Education​ ​Statistics;​ ​2015, 59 ​​US​ ​News​ ​&​ ​World​ ​Report,​ ​2018​ ​Rank 39