• Amazon has narrowed its search for the site of its next headquarters, dubbed HQ2, to 20 cities.
  • The list of candidates includes Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, and Columbus, Ohio.
  • The company said it would make a final decision this year.


Amazon has revealed 20 cities that could be the next home of its second North American headquarters, dubbed HQ2.

The candidates, selected from 238 applicants, will move to the next round of Amazon's selection process, the company said Thursday. Amazon will make a final decision on the site of its new headquarters this year.

The list of candidates includes Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Washington, DC, and Columbus, Ohio.

Amazon said it would work with each city 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 has promised a $5 billion investment and up to 50,000 high-paying jobs to the city where it builds the headquarters.

Here are all the 20 candidates:

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Austin, Texas
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Miami, Florida
  • Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Newark, New Jersey
  • New York, New York
  • Northern Virginia
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Washington, DC

This post originally appeared on Business Insider. 

Published on: Jan 18, 2018