Toronto is the only Canadian city to make the cut to possibly host Amazon’s second headquarters in North America.
The U.S. online retail giant released Thursday its short list of 20 cities that the company is considering for its second headquarters – Amazon HQ2.
Amazon expects to invest over $5 billion in construction and grow its second headquarters to include as many as 50,000 employees.
The company said construction and ongoing operation of Amazon HQ2 is expected to create tens of thousands of additional jobs and tens of billions of dollars in additional investment in the surrounding community of the winning city.
Today we are announcing the communities that will proceed to the next step in the HQ2 process. Getting from 238 to 20 was very tough – all the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity https://t.co/x1bFYbk4Ui pic.twitter.com/J2x0HHzBTR
— Amazon News (@amazonnews) January 18, 2018
Cities in the run to host Amazon H2Q include:
- Austin, Texas
- Columbus, Ohio
- Los Angeles
- Montgomery County, Maryland
- Nashville, Tennessee
- Newark, New Jersey
- New York
- Northern Virginia, Virginia
- Raleigh, North Carolina
- Washington D.C.