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Sources told the New York Times that about a dozen people within the company, including human resource managers, real estate executives and Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos himself, were involved in the selection process.
“Thank you to all 238 communities that submitted proposals,” Holly Sullivan, an executive with Amazon Public Policy, said in a statement. “Getting from 238 to 20 was very tough – all the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity. Through this process we learned about many new communities across North America that we will consider as locations for future infrastructure investment and job creation.”
Here are the 20 finalists for Amazon HQ2:
Montgomery County, Maryland
Newark, New Jersey
New York City
Raleigh, North Carolina
More about Amazon HQ2 at smile.amazon.com.