It also clarified in its release that this will definitely be a true second headquarters, rather than simply a sizeable satellite office, and will include $5 billion in investment from Amazon, with the potential to support as many as 50,000 "high-paying" jobs. "Thank you to all 238 communities that submitted proposals".
Los Angeles was the only California city to make the cut, and Denver the only other city in the western United States. According to numerous reports, the cities named on January 18 are: Atlanta; Austin; Boston; Chicago; Columbus; Dallas; Denver; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; Miami; Montgomery County, Md.; Nashville; Newark; New York City; Northern Virginia; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Raleigh, N.C.; Toronto; and Washington, D.C. In addition to Amazon's direct hiring and investment, construction and operation of HQ2 is expected to create tens of thousands of additional jobs and tens of billions of dollars in additional investment in the surrounding community.
None of the local cities are on the list released by Amazon on Thursday.
Amazon's search for a second headquarters city has triggered an unprecedented competition among governments around North America to attract a $5 billion project that promises to create 50,000 jobs.