Charlotte’s Out of the Running for Amazon HQ

Charlotte is out of the running to become to base of Amazon’s second headquarters. 

Amazon announced today its top 20 contenders to be home to HQ2, which would bring 50,000 jobs over several years with an average salary of $100,000, plus a $5 billion construction investment.

Those cities include: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Montgomery County (Maryland), Nashville, Newark, New York City, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Toronto, and Washington DC.

In a press release, Amazon said they received over 200 proposals. The decision will be made later this year. 

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