Philly is a finalist for the new Amazon headquarters

1 in 20 odds.  Amazon just announced a list of 20 cities as "finalists" for their new "HQ2" headquarters, which includes Philadelphia.

Amazon plans to spend $5 billion in the place where it builds its second headquarters and will employ 50,000 there (hopefully, there = here).  The company initially got 228 proposals.

They plan to make the final decision before the end of 2018.

Here's the list of the 20 cities, aka, the competition:

  • Atlanta
  • Austin, Texas
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Indianapolis
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Montgomery County, Md.
  • Nashville, Tenn.
  • Newark, N.J.
  • New York City
  • Northern Virginia
  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh
  • Raleigh, N.C.
  • Toronto
  • Washington, D.C.
 
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