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Amazon narrows list of possible locations for new headquarters

Amazon is a beast in the world of online retailers. It’s so successful that there are an estimated 90 million Amazon Prime members in the U.S. alone.

Who wouldn’t want to work for such a dynamic and successful company? Good news, you might get that chance.

Amazon announced this week that it has narrowed its search for a second headquarters to 20 metro areas.

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Amazon HQ2 will be its second headquarters located in North America. The company said it expects to create as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs and invest more than $5 billion in the city where it’s located.

The new location will be a full equal to its original headquarters in Seattle. There were 238 locations in the running from across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Amazon has narrowed its list of potential HQ2 locations to the following 20 metropolitan areas:

  1. Atlanta, GA
  2. Austin, TX
  3. Boston, MA
  4. Chicago, IL
  5. Columbus, OH
  6. Dallas, TX
  7. Denver, CO
  8. Indianapolis, IN
  9. Los Angeles, CA
  10. Miami, FL
  11. Montgomery County, MD
  12. Nashville, TN
  13. Newark, NJ
  14. New York City, NY
  15. Northern Virginia, VA
  16. Philadelphia, PA
  17. Pittsburgh, PA
  18. Raleigh, NC
  19. Toronto, ON
  20. Washington, D.C.

That’s it, that’s the list.

After announcing the narrowed down list, the company said, “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 location.”

Amazon is expected to make a decision on which of the 20 potential locations will host HQ2 before the end of 2018. If your city isn’t on the list, don’t worry, the company is sure to continue its expansion.

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