Chicago is still in the running for the new Amazon headquarters
After reviewing 238 proposals, Amazon has whittled down the submissions to a list of 20 candidate cities to become the home of their next headquarters — and Chicago made the cut. This comes as a sign of possible new job creation and business development in the city. Amazon plans to invest more than $5 billion into the new headquarters and create up to 50,000 jobs.
According to Crain's, local and state officials have proposed various potential sites throughout the city and surrounding suburbs for the massive Amazon development. These sites include a central downtown campus, a tech hub in the West Loop, a riverfront stretch between Lincoln Park and Bucktown, a campus with views of Lake Michigan in the Bronzeville community, and many other possible destinations.
Amazon's final selection is expected to be made in 2018.
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