Amazon releases finalist cities for second headquarters

Also among those selected: New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Richmond and Hampton Roads, which also had pitched for the project, did not make the initial cut. The only Florida city to make the cut is Miami. "All the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity". In the South, Miami joins Atlanta in being considered. Seventeen U.S. cities are finalists, another is a county and yet another is a region. "It's the flawless site", John Barros, Boston's chief of economic development, told WBUR.

"It's hard to say whether all these places are in play or Amazon wanted to encourage continued competition", Kolko said.

Amazon said it evaluated each of the bids based on the criteria it previously outlined, such as proximity to a major airport and ability to attract tech talent.

A rendering of the site Boston is proposing in its bid for Amazon to create its second headquarters in the city. The other 19 are located in the United States.

Alec Ross, a Democratic candidate for Maryland governor, tweeted: "Baltimore did not make the list of finalists for Amazon HQ2".

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NY mayor Bill de Blasio took a no-nonsense approach in his letter to Amazon's CEO: "We are the global capital of commerce, culture and innovation".

The company's wish list included proximity to a metropolitan area with more than a million people; ability to attract top technical talent, a location 45 minutes from an worldwide airport, direct access to mass transit, and the capacity to expand the headquarters to more than 740,000 square metres over the next decade. But Prosper Portland, formerly called the Portland Development Commission, did not offer any tax breaks or other financial incentives. Other contenders include Chicago, Indianapolis, and Columbus, Ohio, in the Midwest.

The Chicago Reader reported past year that Chicago offered Amazon tax credits that would allow it to keep about $1.32 billion in income taxes that employees would ordinarily pay to the state.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said in a statement: "Naturally, like all Baltimoreans, I am disappointed that our city was not selected as among the finalists for Amazon's new headquarters".

In November, Amazon said it would open a second corporate office in Vancouver, across the border from Seattle, in an announcement unrelated to the second headquarter search. The extra space will help the rapidly-growing company, which It had almost 542,000 employees at the end of September, a 77 percent jump from the year before.

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