Denver among finalists for Amazon’s second HQ

Friday January 19, 2018 0 comments Tags: Denver, Amazon

DENVER -- Denver made the cut to be in the 20 cities still under consideration for Amazon’s second headquarters.

Seattle-based Amazon said on Thursday that Toronto and 19 U.S. locales including Denver made the first cut in a contest to find a second headquarters where the company promises to invest $5 billion and create 50,000 jobs.denver-logo2

Amazon said Thursday it expects to make a decision this year.

The search for a second North American headquarters after Seattle set off a frenzied competition, with some 238 initial submitting applications, offering incentives including big tax breaks.

Here is the full list of candidates:

Atlanta

Austin, Texas

Boston

Chicago

Columbus, Ohio

Dallas

Denver

Indianapolis

Los Angeles

Miami

Montgomery County, Maryland

Nashville, Tennessee

Newark

New York City

Northern Virginia

Philadelphia

Pittsburgh

Raleigh, North Carolina

Toronto

Washington, D.C.

Business Insider on Friday ranked what it considers to be the Top 10 finalists, with Denver coming in at No. 5.

Also on the Business Insider list were:

  • 1—Atlanta
  • 2—Boston
  • 3—Austin
  • 4—D.C.
  • 5—Denver
  • 6—NYC
  • 7—Dallas
  • 8—Chicago
  • 9—Philadelphia
  • 10—Raleigh, N.C.