Amazon Announces 20 Finalists for Second Headquarters

The company received 238 submissions from across North America last year, narrowing it down by proximity to a major airport, ability to attract tech talent and a suburban or urban area with more than 1 million people.


The short list that Amazon announced includes: Atlanta,  Austin,  Boston,  Chicago,  Columbus, Dallas,  Denver, Indianapolis,  Los Angeles,  Miami,  Montgomery County, Maryland,  Nashville,  Newark, New York City,  Northern Virginia,  Philadelphia,  Pittsburgh,  Raleigh,  Toronto and Washington, D.C. Over the course of the next few months, the company aims to work with the cities and dive deeper into their proposals making sure that the city will be able to accommodate Amazon’s hiring plans and benefit its workers and local community.

Once a location is determined, the new facility will cost at least $5 billion to construct and operate. The new facility will create as many as 50,000 high paying jobs. Amazon had said that the second campus will be equal to Seattle’s headquarters. The company estimates that its investment in Seattle brought $38 billion to the city’s economy between 2010- 2016.

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