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North American cities line up to vie for Amazon headquarters

Tom Fontaine
| Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
In this April 27, 2017 file photo, construction continues on three large, glass-covered domes as part of an expansion of the Amazon.com campus in downtown Seattle. Amazon said Thursday, Sept. 7, that it will spend more than $5 billion to build another headquarters in North America to house as many as 50,000 employees.
In this April 27, 2017 file photo, construction continues on three large, glass-covered domes as part of an expansion of the Amazon.com campus in downtown Seattle. Amazon said Thursday, Sept. 7, that it will spend more than $5 billion to build another headquarters in North America to house as many as 50,000 employees.

Every city, it seems, is making a case to land Amazon's second headquarters.

Just check out this map by a producer from a Sacramento, Calif., radio station:

OK, so the map is a joke.

But government officials and business leaders in just about every major city in North America, and some not-so-major cities, have said they will try to woo Amazon. The online retail giant said it plans to invest $5 billion in a second headquarters that would create at least 50,000 new jobs in the city it chooses.

Pittsburgh entered the fray early with a tweet from Mayor Bill Peduto.

Here's a sampling of what leaders in some of the dozens of other cities interested in landing the headquarters had to say:

Other possible contenders reportedly include cities such as Atlanta; New York; Washington; San Antonio and Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose, Calif.; Raleigh, N.C.; Tampa, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; and Provo, Utah.

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