Philadelphia Among 20 Finalist For Amazon 2nd Headquarters

No Amazon Headquarters for Little Rock

Politicians across the U.S. and Canada eagerly expressed interest, and the company received proposals from 238 locations, including from smaller markets like Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Memphis, Tennessee.

"Thank you to all 238 communities that submitted proposals".

We gathered flight data for each of the 20 cities from the newly released shortlist (17 metro areas) to see if any of them might have a travel edge in landing the tech giant and its growth plans. "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.

Amazon said it expects to make a final selection later this year.

Amazon said HQ2 would be an equal to its Seattle location. "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".

Based on its direct-flight service, Alaska Airlines should be all smiles no matter which city Amazon chooses for HQ2.

Cities are in fierce competition to lure Amazon, which has revolutionized the way people shop.

Amazon made news earlier this week when One Click Retail revealed that the company now owns roughly one-fifth of the USA grocery ecommerce market. The initial list of candidates included 238. Over the past five years, Amazon has invested more than $100 billion in the USA, including corporate offices, development and research centers, fulfillment infrastructure, and compensation to its teams.



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