Upstate NY Not Included Among Amazon's 20 H2 Finalists

Jan 18, 2018

The upstate New York proposals for Amazon’s second headquarters are not on the online retailer’s list of 20 finalists released Thursday. 

Amazon received 238 bids. The closest finalists are New York City, Newark, Boston and Toronto. Amazon plans to invest more than $5 billion and hire 50,000 people for its second headquarters to complement its Seattle campus. A final choice is expected this year.

The list includes the cities of Atlanta, Austin, Texas, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Toronto, Washington, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; Newark, New Jersey; Columbus, Ohio. It also listed northern Virginia and Montgomery County in Maryland as potential sites.