Raleigh makes Amazon’s Top 20 list for potential second HQ

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) – Good news for the state of North Carolina as Raleigh makes the cut for Amazon’s Top 20 potential cities for the new Amazon HQ.

Amazon reviewed 238 proposals from across North America to host its second HQ.

  • Atlanta
  • Austin, TX
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Montgomery County, MD
  • Nashville, TN
  • Newark, NJ
  • New York City
  • Northern Virginia
  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh
  • Raleigh
  • Toronto
  • Washington

“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.”

Amazon said it will work with cities on the list to look more into their proposals.

The HQ is expected to create 50,000 jobs and the retail giant says it will invest $5 million to the area where the HQ is located.

Amazon expects to make a decision in 2018.

(CBS North Carolina contributed to this report.)

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