No city in region is among top 20 being considered by Seattle-based company for new headquarters.

CONTRIBUTED - Amazon turned down the offer from Portland to build its second headquarters on the former US Post Office site.The Portland region didn't make the cut for Amazon's new headquarters.

The Seattle online retail giant announced Thursday, Jan. 18, a list of 20 cities in line for a second headquarters. It included Atlanta; Austin; Boston; Chicago; Columbus; Dallas; Denver; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; Miami; Montgomery County, Md.; Nashville; Newark; New York City; Northern Virginia; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Raleigh, N.C.; Toronto; and Washington, D.C.

Amazon said late last year that it would spend $5 billion to build a second heaquarters that will employ 50,000 people. It received 238 proposals, many with financial incentives, in mid-October. Portland, Beaverton, Milwaukie and Clark County all submitted proposal for the headquarters through Greater Portland Inc.

COURTESY PHOTO - Amazon didn't select a Portland-area city for its second headquarters, to go along with its Seattle offices.Portland offered the former U.S. Post Office site and surrounding area now called the Broadway Corridor at the west end of the Broadway Bridge. But Prosper Portland, formerly called the Portland Development Commission, did not offer any tax breaks or other financial incentives.

Prosper Portland is overseeing a master planning process for redeveloping the Broadway Corridor area.

You can read a previous Business Tribune story on the issue at

COURTESY GRAPHIC - Cities selected by Amazon to compete for its second national headquarters.

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