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No Conn. sites on Amazon list of finalists for 2nd headquarters

No Conn. sites on Amazon list of finalists for 2nd headquarters

Rhode Island has been knocked out of the running for Amazon's second headquarters, but state officials say it was worth putting in a serious bid.

Daniel Ives, chief strategy officer and head of technology research at GBH Insights, said that despite the Bay Area being home to numerous biggest tech and internet-based companies in the world, the region was going to find it hard to woo Amazon, and Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, to spend the $5 billion the company said it would invest in a second corporate headquarters that would employ up to 50,000 people.

Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma said Thursday that something like Wisconsin's $3 billion incentives package a year ago for a Foxconn electronics plant would go too far.

Toronto's bid shied away from promising tax breaks, while New Jersey offered $7 billion in financial incentives for Amazon to choose Newark.

"I am thrilled that Amazon chose Montgomery County to advance in the selection process", said David Petr, President and CEO of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC).

Amazon said in a statement that it will dive deeper into the remaining bids in the coming months and plans to make a final decision later this year.

Among the long shots, Paddy Power listed a tie at 20-to-1 odds for nearly half the field, comprised of Columbus, Los Angeles, Nashville, Indianapolis, Raleigh, Dallas, Northern Virginia, and Miami.

Locations like Newark and Chicago are more appealing to Amazon Becca use of big tax credits that the company could receive.

An Irish gambling site now has Boston as the top contender to win Amazon's second headquarters.

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"Diverse, educated and innovative - they are exactly the kind of talented, motivated people companies like Amazon need to stay ahead of the competition", they said.

Although Dallas was listed by Amazon as a finalist, the precise location of a potential corporate site within the North Texas region isn't known yet.

The D.C. metro area is one step closer to potentially being home to Amazon's second US headquarters. The President has pressured US companies to make investment at home.

John L. Augustine III, President/CEO at Penn's Northeast, led the effort to prepare a comprehensive proposal about Northeastern Pennsylvania to Amazon.

Amazon had stipulated it was seeking to be near a metropolitan area with more than a million people; be within 45 minutes of an worldwide airport; have direct access to mass transit; and be able to expand to as much as 8 million square feet in the next decade. Several say they don't want their competitors to know what they're offering, a stance that open-government advocates criticized.

Almost 20 cities and states across the USA that originally applied turned down requests from The Associated Press to detail the promises they've made.

Philadelphia has made it on the next round in the coveted battle to become the home to Amazon's second North American headquarters.

The extra space will help the rapidly growing company, which had almost 542,000 employees at the end of September, a 77 percent jump from the year before.

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