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Amazon narrows down finalists for second headquarters

by Danny Zepeda | January 18, 2018January 18, 2018 12:00 pm EST

Amazon announced the finalists for its second headquarters, dwindling the number of cities down to 20.

The project is slated to bring in 50,000 high-paying jobs and an investment of $5 billion, according to Amazon. It will match the size of its main headquarters in Seattle, Washington. Naturally, this will prove a huge boost to any city in jobs and economic growth, which is why over 200 cities from across North America submitted proposals for the honor, but only 20 made the final cut.

Here are the remaining contenders. The list is in alphabetical order:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Montgomery County, MD
  • Nashville, TN
  • Newark, NJ
  • New York City, NY
  • Northern Virginia, VA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Toronto, ON
  • Washington D.C.

While many small cities applied, Amazon is leaning toward bigger cities with a bigger employee pool, established public transportation, nearby business hubs and access to major airports. Of the cities selected, only Toronto was the only city not located in the United States.

Amazon isn’t expected to announce the winner until later this year.


Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...