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SAN BERNARDINO, OCTOBER 29: Shipping orders go by on a conveyor belt at Amazon's San Bernardino Fulfillment Center October 29, 2013 in San Bernardino, California. Amazon's 1 million square-foot facility in the hard hit San Bernardino County has created more than 800 jobs at the center. Fulfillment centers are where products sold by other vendors on Amazon.com store their inventory. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Amazon just chose 20 potential headquarters locations, none of which were in the Motor City. 

The City of Detroit had their hopes up, with Dan Gilbert chasing a bid for the new headquarters to land in our location. Sadly, out of 238 applications, the city did not make the top 20.

According to ‘The New York Times,’ the 20 contenders are “Atlanta; Austin, Tex.; Boston; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas; Denver; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; Miami; Montgomery County, Md.; Nashville; Newark; New York; Northern Virginia; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Raleigh, N.C.; Toronto; Washington, D.C.”

Holly Sullivan, who is head of the economic development of Amazon said that “Getting from 238 to 20 was very tough — all the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity. 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.”

Needless to say, we’re all really bummed, because that could have meant 50,000 +  jobs added to the City of Detroit.

 

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