Amazon says it received 238 proposals for company's second headquarters

Key Points
  • Amazon said it received more than 238 proposals from cities interested in hosting its new headquarters
  • Bids were due on Thursday, Oct. 19
  • Amazon will announce the home of its second HQ next year
Amazon received 238 proposals for HQ2

said on Monday that it received 238 proposals from "cities and regions in 54 states, provinces, districts and territories around North America" who want to host the company's second headquarters.

Bids for the new headquarters were . Cities big and small, from Newark, NJ to Boston, MA are trying to woo Amazon and the more than $5 billion it plans to spend on its second headquarters.

One Georgia town's mayor even said he would if the company agreed to build there.

Amazon had for cities that were interested in placing a bid. The company wanted a city with an established mass transit system, easy access to international airports, universities and a population of at least 1 million people.

Amazon is expected to reveal the home of its new headquarters in 2018.

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