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Tribune: Chicago a finalist for Amazon's HQ2

Chicago has been named a finalist in Amazon’s search for its second headquarters, known as HQ2.

Amazon announced the short list in an early morning tweet, but didn’t offer many other details other than the other cities that made the short list.

The Chicago Tribune reports other 19 finalists are Columbus, Ohio; Newark, N.J.; Toronto; Indianapolis; Denver; Nashville, Tenn.; Los Angeles; Dallas; Austin, Texas; Boston; New York City; Pittsburgh; Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; Raleigh, N.C.; Montgomery County, Md.; Northern Virginia; Atlanta; and Miami.

“Today we are announcing the communities that will proceed to the next step in the HQ2 process. Getting from 238 to 20 was very tough — all the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity,” Amazon tweeted.

On its website, Amazon said, “In the coming months, Amazon will work with each of the candidate locations to dive deeper into their proposals, request additional information as necessary, and evaluate the feasibility of a future partnership that can accommodate our hiring plans as well as benefit our employees and the local community. We expect to make a decision in 2018.”

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