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Amazon announces finalists for second HQ

January 18, 2018

Amazon today announced the 20 finalists in its quest to build second headquarters. The company had 238 applicants, including Pensacola. At stake are 50,000 jobs.

“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,” said company officials in its press release.

Several of these finalists offered incentives worth millions of dollars. A few incentive packages were in the billions.

The state of New Jersey make a commitment of up to $7 billion in tax incentives to bring Amazon to Newark. The Chicago Reader reported Chicago offered about $1.32 billion.

Finalists

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
Washington, D.C.

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