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Amazon Has Narrowed Its List of HQ2 Candidates to These 20 Sites

Amazon has whittled its list of potential sites for its second headquarters from 238 bids across North America to just 20, the company announced last week.

The current nominees include 19 metropolitan areas across the United States and just one in Canada:

Indianapolis

Chicago

Denver

Nashville

Los Angeles

Dallas

Austin

Boston

New York City

Pittsburgh

Philadelphia

Montgomery County, Md.

Columbus, Ohio

Newark, N.J.

Washington, D.C.

Raleigh, N.C.

Northern Virginia

Atlanta

Toronto

Dubbed “HQ2,” the tech giant announced last September that it would be looking to construct a brand new, second headquarters somewhere in North America, equal in size to its current base in Seattle. The application process closed up by October, and just recently it was suspected the e-commerce giant may have dropped a clue with reported expansion plans in Boston.

Amazon has said it plans to invest over $5bn in construction and produce many as 50,000 high-paying jobs at HQ2, with the further promise of “tens of thousands of additional jobs” as well as billions of dollars more in additional investment in the host city — prompting a flurry of (sometimes outlandish) bids from cities and states to woo CEO Jeff Bezos and company.

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The current nominees include 19 metropolitan areas across the United States and just one in Canada:

Indianapolis

Chicago

Denver

Nashville

Los Angeles

Dallas

Austin

Boston

New York City

Pittsburgh

Philadelphia

Montgomery County, Md.

Columbus, Ohio

Newark, N.J.

Washington, D.C.

Raleigh, N.C.

Northern Virginia

Atlanta

Toronto

Dubbed “HQ2,” the tech giant announced last September that it would be looking to construct a brand new, second headquarters somewhere in North America, equal in size to its current base in Seattle. The application process closed up by October, and just recently it was suspected the e-commerce giant may have dropped a clue with reported expansion plans in Boston.

Amazon has said it plans to invest over $5bn in construction and produce many as 50,000 high-paying jobs at HQ2, with the further promise of “tens of thousands of additional jobs” as well as billions of dollars more in additional investment in the host city — prompting a flurry of (sometimes outlandish) bids from cities and states to woo CEO Jeff Bezos and company.

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