Louisville Not on Short List of 20 for Amazon HQ2

Jan 18, 2018

Amazon's three-bubble biosphere outside of its Seattle headquarters.
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Kentucky is out of the running in the fierce competition for Amazon’s second U.S. headquarters.

Louisville hoped to gain the attention of the Seattle-based company, and the 50,000 jobs that would come with the project. But Louisville is not one of 20 cities on Amazon’s short list released this week.

Amazon already has a massive fulfillment center in nearby Jeffersonville, Indiana, but Louisville faced stiff competition.

Nashville did make the list of the top 20, out of 238 proposals from cities in the U.S. and Canada.  

Here’s the final top 20, according to a news release from the company:    

·         Atlanta, GA

·         Austin, TX

·         Boston, MA

·         Chicago, IL

·         Columbus, OH

·         Dallas, TX

·         Denver, CO

·         Indianapolis, IN

·         Los Angeles, CA

·         Miami, FL

·         Montgomery County, MD

·         Nashville, TN

·         Newark, NJ

·         New York City, NY

·         Northern Virginia, VA

·         Philadelphia, PA

·         Pittsburgh, PA

·         Raleigh, NC

·         Toronto, ON

·         Washington D.C.