Amazon has announced their 20 finalists for the possible landing spot of their 2nd headquarters. As a citizen of one of the non-finalists, I say BOO!!! But I do have a horse in race still, time for HQ2 to head to the Great White North. Joking aside, this is going to be an interesting fight for city’s vying to get the $5 billion in construction and upto 50,000 high paying jobs.
Amazon HQ2 will be Amazon’s second headquarters in North America. We expect to invest over $5 billion in construction and grow this second headquarters to include as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs – it will be a full equal to our current campus in Seattle. In addition to Amazon’s direct hiring and investment, construction and ongoing operation of Amazon HQ2 is expected to create tens of thousands of additional jobs and tens of billions of dollars in additional investment in the surrounding community.
Here are the finalsts for Amazon HQ2: Atlanta, Austin, Tex., Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Ohio, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Montgomery County, Md., Nashville, Newark, New York, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, N.C., Toronto, and Washington, D.C.
Let’s make this fun…