Amazon releases finalist cities for second headquarters; LI in the mix

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Amazon is narrowing the list of cities under consideration for its second headquarters to 20, with Long Island and Westchester in the mix.

Of the 20, the New York/Metropolitan area is being considered, including Long Island and Westchester. An Amazon spokesperson confirmed to Newsday that Long Island is being considered as part of the New York City proposal. 
  
Amazon, based in Seattle, plans to invest $5 billion in the new headquarters and could employ as many as 50,000 people in and around the city it chooses.
  
Cities are in fierce competition to lure Amazon, which has revolutionized the way people shop.


  
The list released on Thursday includes the cities of Atlanta, Austin, Texas, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Toronto, Washington, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; Newark, New Jersey; Columbus, Ohio. It also listed northern Virginia and Montgomery County in Maryland as potential sites.

The story was written with Associated Press wire reports.

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