Amazon passes on LA for site of its 2nd headquarters

Amazon passes on LA for site of its 2nd headquarters

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - You can't count on amazon creating 50,000 high-paying jobs in Louisiana.

Amazon announced January 18 no cities in Louisiana made its shortlist of places where it's considering building a second headquarters. It narrowed a field of 238 places to 20 areas, including Los Angeles, Denver, Austin, Dallas, Nashville, Chicago, Boston New York City, Atlanta and Washington D.C.

Amazon announced in 2017 it was looking for a place to build a second headquarters. The e-tailer says its looking for a mix of tax breaks, grants and other incentives in exchange for the investment. Governor John Bel Edwards and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu have spoken about an effort to secure the project for Louisiana. They did not mention an exact site where the headquarters would be built.

Amazon plans to make a final decision on the future of its next headquarters later this year.

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