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Seattle, Tacoma and 216 other cities won't be getting Amazon HQ2

Seattle, Tacoma and 216 other cities won't be getting Amazon HQ2

"We heard they weren't looking for anything in the Bay Area because of the cost, but, that said, at least we got looked at and that alone can have huge spin-off benefits". "That first step was kind of filling out the job application".

"I think its super exciting considering Amazon bought Whole Foods, and Whole Foods is from Austin, so I think that's super cool keeping it in the family, keeping it in the city", said Acurso.

Back in September, the Seattle-based company announced it was shopping for a second headquarters, which would create "as many of 50,000 high-paying jobs", setting off a race among cities, including Vallejo, hoping to snag the brass ring. "We have a highly trained workforce here, but we culture of caring and it's a friendly city, an innovative city". "It was about telling your story, it was about running to the top of the mountain and shouting, 'We're ready to compete, '" Mr. Kapszukiewicz said.

It's across TX-183 from the Days Inn Irving where owner Mark Patel used to enjoy tremendous business from Cowboys football games. "Very busy atmosphere, plus we were known". There's excellent highway access, proximity to two major airports and DART rail transit trains now pass right beside it.

They said inquiries made to Amazon immediately after its original announcement were met with interest. A global team of about 30 correspondents in New York, London, Hong Kong and other major cities provides expert analysis in real time.

Gov. John Hickenlooper gave the following statement on Amazon releasing the list of 20 finalists for its second headquarters.

"I suspect that there are quite a few Amazon folks at the table compiling the list", Basu said.

"Otherwise, there are not too many surprises here", he told CNN Tech. "And Amazon will want very firm commitments, whether it's in terms of taxes, or infrastructure, whatever it might be".

Other cities in the northeast included Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Raleigh, North Carolina.

Just making Amazon's top 20 list won't bring jobs or investment to the city.

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Some of the other finalists include: Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles.

"They are clearly playing politics", Davis said.

An Amazon spokesman, Adam Sedo, said Sullivan was "not available for interviews".

In Texas, Austin and Dallas are still in the hunt. "So some of that information isn't something we'll be pushing forward".

"Because now what they're saying is if Amazon is looking at IN, then maybe we should be looking at IN".

Texas State Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, said state government will cooperate in developing an incentive package.

In Miami, the mayor said in a statement, "There are many advantages to doing business in Miami, especially since we are one of only three cities that were selected that has no state income tax". Leaders still managed to make a pitch to Amazon. "We'll work closely with the administration on that to be sure the IEDC (the Indiana Economic Development Corp.) and the governor have all the tools they need to make Indiana as attractive in this regard without hopefully giving away the store".

North Texas locations in Fort Worth, Plano, Frisco and McKinney have also been mentioned for Amazon.

On Thursday, Amazon narrowed its list of contenders for the new headquarters it is calling HQ2.

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