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Published: Sun, January 21, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Amazon Nixes Connecticut In Bid For 2nd Headquarters


The mayors of these top 20 cities will now fight to the death in a Battle Royale-style island arena... er wait, no actually they'll just move on the next portion of Amazon's submission phase, which includes further proposal evaluation and working directly with the candidate cities on getting more info. In the coming months, Amazon will work with each location to dive deeper into their proposals, obtain more information and evaluate the feasibility of a future partnership that can accommodate the company's hiring plans while benefiting employees and the local community.

The finalist cities are: Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas; Denver; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; Miami; Montgomery County, Maryland; Nashville, Tennessee; Newark, New Jersey; New York; Northern Virginia; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Raleigh, North Carolina; Toronto; and Washington D.C.

Amazon said it wanted to be in a metropolitan area of at least 1 million people, with a strong higher education system, access to a tech-savvy workforce and proximity to mass transit and a major worldwide airport. "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 victor city will be announced sometime this year, and while there is no specific release date, fans are expecting more information to be released in the near future.

The race for Amazon is over, at least for the Twin Cities.

Amazon HQ2 will be a complete headquarters for Amazon, not a satellite office.

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