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The Ultimate List of Top Contenders for Amazon's HQ2

We sorted through the longshots and likely contenders so you don’t have to.
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Ever since Amazon announced its search for one lucky city to host its second headquarters, the speculation machine has been spinning furiously.

There’s a reason for this: Amazon’s first headquarters, in Seattle, employs 40,000 people and has given a boost to the local economy to the tune of $38 billion in investments. The host of HQ2 is promised an influx of 50,000 new jobs (many paid at six-figure salaries), $5 billion in initial city investment, and at least 8 million square feet of development.