Amazon HQ2 list narrowed down from 238 cities to 20

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These selected areas were evaluated by Amazon based off of the proposals from the criteria outlined in the RFP.

Last year, Amazon was looking to expand their corporate building to a second location somewhere in the U.S, Canada, or Mexico. A total of 238 cities participated in an on-going battle to see who will be the new home for Amazon’s second HQ location and only 20 metropolitan areas were chosen to move forward. Amazon Public Policy, Holly Sullivan was sharing that it was tough to make the long list down to only 20 candidates.

Thank you to all 238 communities that submitted proposals. Getting from 238 to 20 was very tough – all the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity. Through this process we learned about many new communities across North America that we will consider as locations for future infrastructure investment and job creation.

Below are the cities that made it to the next phase.

  • 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 (Canada)
  • Washington D.C.

Each of these cities Amazon has chosen would be great choices, including Chicago and NYC, but only one will make it to the end. A Canadian city, Toronto, also made the cut. These selected areas were evaluated by Amazon based off of the proposals from the criteria outlined in the RFP. In the coming months, Amazon will be working with each possible location and hear more on their proposals, answer more questions, and see how these areas would help meet employment plans.

With Amazon narrowing it down to 20 cities, it’s going to be an even tougher decision for the company to make to place its HQ2 building in a location that meets all their needs. The company will invest over $5 billion in the new building and create over 50,000 high paying jobs in addition to the tens of thousands of jobs already going into the community.

Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook. letting us know if your city made the cut and your thoughts as to which city would be chosen to be home for Amazon’s second HQ.

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