Amazon HQ2 Timeline

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Sept. 7, 2017: Amazon announces a request for proposals for a second $5 billion corporate North American headquarters, sparking a bidding war between cities.

Oct. 19, 2017: Deadline for cities to submit bids. Amazon receives 238 proposals from cities and regions in 54 states, provinces and territories from the U. S., Canada and Mexico.

Jan. 18, 2018:  Amazon announces a short list of finalists, with 20 cities making the cut. Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Md., make the list.

March 2018:  News organizations report that representatives from Amazon tour sites proposed in NoVa, D.C. and Maryland.

May 2018: Amazon reportedly concludes visits to 20 states.

November 2018: National news organizations write stories revealing Amazon is in final discussions with several locations, including Arlington County. The idea of splitting the second headquarters site is proposed.

Nov. 13, 2018: Amazon announces that the second headquarters will be split between Northern Virginia and New York City.

Sources: Virginia Business, Amazon’s Website, published reports.

-Paula Squires

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