Trending – Amazon’s HQ2 City

Amazon has released its list of 20 finalist cities as it searches for a site for its second headquarters. Whichever city Amazon decides to land in will be very lucky indeed, as the boost to their economy and the influx of new tech jobs will thrust them into the spotlight for young professionals looking to enter the industry or work for a high profile company. Amazon announced that it will invest $5 billion in HQ2, adding 50,000 new jobs over the course of 20 years.

Some investors are jumping the gun and investing in cities that they think will win, in a trend experts are calling “the Amazon Lottery.” Sales of residential properties are climbing in 10 of the counties that Amazon has on its list, already up 7% this year since July. Some areas that investors believe have a strong chance and that have experienced an upswing in interest are Arlington, VA and Pittsburgh, PA.

Here is the list of 20 cities that is acting as the “short list” or “finalist list” for the new Amazon HQ2:

  1. Atlanta, GA
  2. Austin, TX
  3. Boston, MA
  4. Chicago, IL
  5. Columbus, OH
  6. Dallas, TX
  7. Denver, CO
  8. Indianapolis, IN
  9. Los Angeles, CA
  10. Miami, FL
  11. Montgomery County, MD
  12. Nashville, TN
  13. New York, NY
  14. Newark, NJ
  15. Arlington, VA
  16. Philadelphia, PA
  17. Pittsburgh, PA
  18. Raleigh, NC
  19. Toronto, BC
  20. Washington, D.C.