Columbus Selected as Finalist for Amazon Headquarters

Columbus is among the list of 19 U.S. cities vying to house Amazon's second headquarters. 

The online company says it's narrowed its list of potential cities to 20. Toronto, Canada is the only non-U.S. city to be considered. Nearly 240 cities submitted proposals.  

The company has vowed to spend five-billion-dollars and employ 50-thousand workers in the city where it's built.  Amazon expects to decide on the winning city this year. Columbus is the only Ohio city under consideration.

The other 18 cities selected as finalists are:

Atlanta, GA

Austin, TX

Boston, MA

Chicago, IL

Dallas, TX

Denver, CO

Indianapolis, IN

Los Angeles, CA

Miami, FL

Montgomery County, MD

Nashville, TN

Newark, NJ

New York City, NY

Northern Virginia, VA

Philadelphia, PA

Pittsburgh, PA

Raleigh, NC

Washington, DC

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