The Amazon sweepstakes

Updated: Oct. 19, 2017

Officials in more than 100 U.S. and Canadian locations have expressed interest in bidding for’s second headquarters and its up to 50,000 workers. The map below charts places that have announced bids or publicly considered it since Amazon announced it was seeking a second home. Click on a city for more details.

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Sources: U.S. Census, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Statistics Canada, The Brookings Institute, The Brookfield Institute,,, Canadian Real Estate Association, Good Jobs First
Thomas Wilburn / The Seattle Times