Amazon's short list of potential second headquarters — Business Report

Friday, 19 Jan, 2018

Jacksonville will not be home to's second North American headquarters.

The list was released early Thursday morning. Miami was named one of those picked to move on to the next phase, joining cities that include Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and NY among others.

"Getting from 238 to 20 was very tough - all the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity", Sullivan said. "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".

Amazon announced January 18 no cities in Louisiana made its shortlist of places where it's considering building a second headquarters. Those proposals sought to highlight each city's strengths, based on the wish list the company created to help it find the ideal spot for its new campus. The Lilac City threw its name into the hat this summer, hoping to benefit from the 5 billion dollars, and 50 thousand jobs the headquarters would bring.