Which 20 cities are in the running for Amazon's HQ2?

By James Henderson
Amazon has unveiled its shortlist of cities in the running to host the ecommerce giant’s new $5bn second headquarters – dubbed 'HQ2'. Some 238 metr...

Amazon has unveiled its shortlist of cities in the running to host the ecommerce giant’s new $5bn second headquarters – dubbed 'HQ2'.

Some 238 metropolitan areas threw their hats in the ring for the opportunity, which will see as many as 50,000 new jobs created, which has now been whittled down.

In the coming months, Amazon will work with each of the candidate locations to dive deeper into their proposals, request additional information, and evaluate the feasibility of a future partnership that can accommodate the company’s hiring plans as well as benefit its employees and the local community.

Amazon said it expects to make a decision before the end of the year, adding that the Amazon HQ2 will “be a complete headquarters for Amazon, not a satellite office”.

SEE ALSO:

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.

“Thank you to all 238 communities that submitted proposals. Getting from 238 to 20 was very tough – all the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity,” said Holly Sullivan, Amazon Public Policy.

“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.”

The 20 areas that remain in the running to host Amazon’s HQ2 are:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Montgomery County, MD
  • Nashville, TN
  • Newark, NJ
  • New York City, NY
  • Northern Virginia, VA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Toronto, ON
  • Washington D.C.

 

Share

Featured Articles

DHL Express in Heathrow gorilla logistics triumph

DHL Express specialist logistics staff help ship Kiburi the silverback gorilla to Heathrow as part of London Zoo endangered species breeding programme

Global customs staffing issues hitting supply chains - EY

Dan Dreyfus of EY says labour shortages are impacting customs and border agencies, who are integral to the the smooth running of supply chains

Latest China Covid outbreak poses supply chain threat

Supply chains managers eye latest China Covid lockdowns with dread as huge tracts of country are shut down, threatening manufacturing and container ports

Automotive suppliers ecosystem set for change - Accenture

Technology

Logistics news round-up from Europe, US & Asia

Logistics

Retailers 'plan for slumps but not supply chain disruption'

Technology