New York City, Newark Make Finalist List for Amazon HQ2

New York City and Newark, N.J. made the list of finalists for Amazon‘s planned second headquarters (HQ2). The company released the list Thursday listing the top 20 finalists. Both New york City and Newark have tough competition with Atlanta, Boston and Dallas. The finalists were chosen from a list of 238 cities. The city with the winning bid will benefit from amazon’s presence with 50,000 high paying jobs and a $5 billion investment in the city.

“Thank you to all 238 communities that submitted proposals. Getting from 238 to 20 was very tough – all the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity,” said Holly Sullivan, Amazon Public Policy. “Through this process we learned about many new communities across North America that we will consider as locations for future infrastructure investment and job creation.”

Amazon has 540,000 employees worldwide and has has invested more than $100 billion in the U.S., including its main headquarters in Seattle.

Monica Link

Monica Link

Monica Link, Publisher and Editor for New York City Wired, is a New York City-based multi-media journalist, entrepreneur and performer producing media including content, stage, film and events. Her resume includes interviews with celebrities, New York Times bestsellers, executives and fashion designers. Ms. Link is the founder of Link4Productions Media and Entertainment. The production company has produced sold out events with thousands of attendees, live theater written and produced by Monica Link, and technology and fashion media websites New York City Wired and Snobby Diva. Her performance credits include singing soprano with a Stellar Award nominated choir and theater stage actress. Monica also writes and serves as on on-air journalist. Her media writing and on-air work include Bold TV, National Mortgage News, Tribes art reviews, and the New York Observer.