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CT out of the running as Amazon picks finalists for headquarters

CT out of the running as Amazon picks finalists for headquarters

Amazon.com narrowed the field of cities for its proposed new headquarters to 20, with New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami and Austin, Texas, among the contenders. "Getting from 238 to 20 was very tough - all the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity", said Holly Sullivan, the head of worldwide economic development at Amazon Public Policy.

Los Angeles was the only California city to make the cut, and Denver the only other city in the western United States.

The list of finalists matches reflects what some analysts had expected - that the company would want to diversify geographically away from the West Coast since its main headquarters are in Seattle.

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Recent reports have revealed that tech giant Amazon has released the finalist list of the cities where their future second headquarters will be built. "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". Amazon expects to make a decision in 2018.

Amazon estimates its investments in Seattle from 2010 through 2016 resulted in an additional $38 billion to the city's economy - every dollar invested by Amazon in Seattle generated an additional $1.40 for the city's economy overall. Now that we're out of the running, maybe those involved will finally provide insight into what exactly they were prepared to offer Amazon in the hopes of drawing HQ2 and its accompanying 50,000 jobs.


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