238 cities applied for the spot and Amazon has narrowed its search to just 20 cities. The finalists are…
- Atlanta, GA 2. Austin, TX 3. Boston, MA 4. Chicago, IL
9. Los Angeles, CA 10. Miami, FL 11. Montgomery County, MD
12. Nashville, TN 13. Newark, NJ 14. New York, NY 15. Northern Virginia
16. Philadelphia, PA 17. Pittsburg, PA 18. Raleigh, NC 19. Toronto, Ontario
20. Washington D.C
Amazon promises a $5 billion dollar investment and addition of 50,000 high-paying jobs to the home of HQ2 so each city is trying its best to court the company.
Previous attempts include a Tucson group sending the company a 21 ft saguaro cactus to send a message that the company had “room to grow in Tucson.”
Georgia offered Amazon a slice of land which would be a new town named Amazon, GA.
Charlotte, NC even had a holiday celebrating the shipping company. Busses and billboard touted the #CLTisPrime slogan.
Amazon has not yet released the final decision on HQ2’s location but says it will this year. Be sure to look out for more elaborate gifts and offers from the top 20 cities as the deadline comes closer.