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Amazon Nixes Connecticut In Bid For 2nd Headquarters

19 January 2018

The Seattle-based tech giant released its list of 20 finalists for its new $5 billion headquarters on Thursday morning, including major cities like New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago and many more.

Last September, the company set out to find a suitable location for its second headquarters and residents of Alabama were quick to throw Birmingham and other Alabama cities into the ring as possible options.

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The University of Miami, along with Miami-Dade College and Florida International University, worked with the city's Beacon Council - Miami-Dade County's official economic development partnership - to submit a proposal to Amazon Oct. 18.

The company tweeted a message Thursday morning that it had narrowed the search down from nearly 240 cities down to 20. According to numerous reports, the cities named on January 18 are: Atlanta; Austin; Boston; Chicago; Columbus; Dallas; Denver; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; Miami; Montgomery County, Md.; Nashville; Newark; New York City; Northern Virginia; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Raleigh, N.C.; Toronto; and Washington, D.C.

"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", her statement continued.

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Amazon expects to make it's final decision sometime this year.

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Amazon Nixes Connecticut In Bid For 2nd Headquarters