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Denver among 20 cities on Amazon HQ shortlist

Author: Associated Press - January 18, 2018 - Updated: January 19, 2018

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FILE – This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Amazon announced Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, that it has narrowed down its potential site for a second headquarters in North America to 20 metropolitan areas, mainly on the East Coast. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

DENVER — Denver is still in the running to become the home of Amazon’s proposed second headquarters.

Denver is among 20 cities on a shortlist of contenders announced by Amazon on Thursday.

New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Austin, Atlanta and Miami are some of the others cities that were selected from the original list of 238.

Denver’s pitch emphasized Colorado’s workforce and lifestyle over economic incentives.

Amazon is promising $5 billion in investment and as many as 50,000 jobs over the next 15 years. It’s expected to pick a location this year.

Associated Press

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