Two cities get second looks from amazon’s hq2 search committee

by MR Magazine Staff

The suspense grows every day in the wait for Amazon to announce the location for its second headquarters. The retail giant is supposed to announce by the end of 2018 where it will invest more than $5 billion and create 50,000 well-paying jobs over the next decade. Now, two cities have gotten second looks from the HQ2 search committee, local media is reporting. Amazon representatives have visited all 20 cities on the short list: Toronto, Columbus, Indianapolis, Chicago, Denver, Nashville, Los Angeles, Dallas, Austin, Boston, New York City, Newark, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Montgomery County in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Raleigh, Northern Virginia, Atlanta and Miami. Media reports say Amazon search committee members have made second trips to Miami and Chicago this fall. The South Florida Business Journal had sources saying a return visit happened in September. The Chicago Tribune reported Amazon representatives in August visited The 78, a 62-acre development in the city’s South Loop neighborhood. Read more at Fortune.