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22 January 2018, 01:48 | Tara Lloyd

Boston’s Amazon bid

Boston’s Amazon bid

E-commerce giant Amazon on Thursday unveiled a shortlist of 20 locations for its planned second headquarters, with the Canadian city of Toronto figuring on the list.

"Getting from 238 to 20 was very tough - all the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity", said a statement from Holly Sullivan of Amazon Public Policy. The list of finalists strayed from the West Coast (where Amazon originated), and included many locations in the Midwest and on the East Coast - including the cities of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, New York and Miami.

238 cities across the United States were eager to become the home of HQ2, Amazon's new headquarters.

Three metropolitan Washington, D.C., sites made the cut, while Toronto was the only non-US city on the list.

"Move quickly. Companies like this and other tech companies are growing quickly within the US, and when they locate in your city, they're going to hire a lot of people, and you need to be prepared to move quickly with them on issues like housing and transit and public space".

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On Thursday, Amazon said that it is expecting to make its decision in 2018.

George Tikijian, of the real estate advisers Tikijian Associates, said Indianapolis is "a big city, but we still have plenty of land to develop".

Ives said that based on the list of finalists, he believes the victor will be an East Coast city that is home to a strong base of intellectual property and technology companies, colleges in the surrounding area, and is also a location that helps serve Amazon's political interests. "Our county, regional and state partners are enthusiastic to continue conversations with Amazon, to deliver the solutions they need for long-term success".

The El Paso Borderplex area is out of the running for Amazon's second headquarters, but economic development leaders who made bids for this region see a silver lining in the rejection.

"I know we'll hear from them about next steps", Booth said.

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The company had stipulated that it was seeking to be near a metropolitan area with more than a million people; be able to attract top technical talent; be within 45 minutes of an global airport; have direct access to mass transit; and be able to expand that headquarters to as much as 8 million square feet in the next decade.

Christie noted that the state was willing to give $5 billion dollars in tax incentives over ten years upon the creation of the 50,000 new jobs.

"New Hampshire's groundbreaking proposal to recruit Amazon was the most comprehensive business marketing plan our state has ever produced", Gov. Chris Sununu said in a statement.

And, thanks to what they've learned, those involved in the Amazon pitch are optimistic for Kansas City's future. Amazon also made it very clear it wanted tax breaks, grants and any other incentives.

BNN speaks with Ontario Premier's business advisor and former TD Bank CEO, Ed Clark, about what will go into Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' thinking when selecting Amazon's second North American headquarters.

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