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Indy Among 20 Finalists for Second Amazon HQ

The list of candidates for Amazon's second North American headquarters has been cut from 238 to 20.

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis is on the shortlist of possible sites for Amazon's next North American headquarters. 

238 cities from 54 states, provinces, districts and territories across North America submitted bids for the new HQ, including three from Indiana: Indianapolis, Jeffersonville, and Gary. Of the three, only Indy made the final cut.

Mayor Joe Hogsett says Thursday's list makes it clear that Indianapolis is "already a big winner".

"...No matter what the final decision may be, Indianapolis is already a big winner. Every day we are gaining more recognition as a growing tech hub, and I am proud that Central Indiana's unique combination of connectivity, quality of life and affordable living has once again put us on the global stage."

Governor Eric Holcomb was a bit less restrained, saying he's "thrilled" by the news:

"We are thrilled to see Indianapolis on the list of finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters. It speaks to Indiana’s growing reputation on the world stage as a great state to locate and grow a business." 

Indianapolis is vying to host the next Amazon headquarters with the following cities:

(Photo by Amazon.)

Amazon is expected to make a final decision sometime this year.

(Photo by David Ryder/Getty)

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