The People’s Pitch for Amazon HQ2

Throughout the city, Chicagoans are coming together to say they are “All In for Amazon” and adding their voices to the people’s pitch to bring Amazon’s second headquarters (known as HQ2) to Chicago.

They understand that Amazon HQ2 will be good for jobs, generate new revenue for our neighborhoods and create an economic game changer for Chicago residents and families.

Top 20 finalist

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  • What does the selection process look like?

50,000 jobs

The Amazon HQ2 will create 50,000 jobs and thousands more will be generated to support employees and people doing business with Amazon.

$5 billion

Amazon is planning to invest $5 billion in new construction for its second headquarters. This will create construction jobs and drive the revitalization of the selected site.

Chicago: Second to None.

On January 18, 2018, Chicago was chosen as one of 20 cities Amazon is considering its second headquarters, after 238 cities submitted bids.

Amazon is searching for a city with over 1 million people, public transportation, top academic institutions, proximity to a major airport, culture and a high quality of life.

Other cities in the running:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Boston, MA
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Montgomery County, MD
  • Nashville, TN
  • Newark, NJ
  • New York City, NY
  • North Virginia, VA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Toronto, CA
  • Washington, D.C.

Chicago: Second to None.