Mississauga, Brampton still in running to land Amazon's second headquarters

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Boston Among 20 Cities Chosen as Finalists for Amazon's New Headquarters

Amazon says it plans to invest over $5 billion in construction and grow the new headquarters to include as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs.

Boston; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas; Denver; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; Miami; Montgomery County, Md.; Nashville; Newark, N.J.; NY; northern Virginia; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Raleigh, N.C.; Toronto; and Washington, D.C., are contenders in the Seattle-based company's quest for a second home.

"We don't know yet", said Harold Epps, Philadelphia's Commerce Director who spearheaded the Amazon HQ2 Coalition that put together the city's official bid.

A decision on the city that will host the company's second headquarters is expected to come this year.

Say what you will about Calgary's unique approach to courting Amazon, but the city is a gracious loser. Or, it may be part of a larger proposal from a partnership of economic development agencies that included the Triangle region.

The metropolitan region, including Long Island, is among 20 finalists for Amazon.com's second headquarters, the online retailer announced Thursday.

But he said losing Amazon wasn't the "end-all-be-all for the Enfield community and its economic future", with transit-oriented development, Connecticut Riverfront development, and the revitalization of the Thompsonville section remaining the town's focus. Some of the cities on this list that Amazon has listed here are Los Angeles, New York, Boston, and Philadelphia.

Guthrie said even if the Toronto Global bid is not selected, it still sends a strong message to be on the short list.

City leaders have stressed Pittsburgh's universities, specifically Carnegie Mellon and Pitt, as a major advantage - creating a "talent pipeline" of potential Amazon employees. Moody's listed Atlanta second behind Austin, Texas.

"We will continue working with our partners in Montgomery County, including County Executive Ike Leggett and his team, to ensure that we do everything possible to bring this project home", Hogan said. Newark also proposes to give Amazon $2 billion in tax breaks, although the city has yet to release its application to the AP.

Boston, considered a favorite to land Amazon, is among the 20.

"As a thriving city with a talented and diverse workforce, culture of innovation and opportunity for all, I see no better city than Boston for Amazon to call their second home", Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said Thursday in a statement, per New England Cable News.

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