Amazon announced the 20 finalist cities for its second headquarters on Jan. 18.

Amazon announced the 20 finalist cities for its second headquarters on Jan. 18.

Los Angeles was named by Amazon as one of the 20 finalist cities for the Seattle e-commerce giant’s second headquarters.

Amazon announced last year that it was looking to open a second headquarters, which is expected to employ about 50,000 workers. The news sent many cities across the county vying for the opportunity.

L.A. was the only West Coast city on the short list, which was announced on Jan. 18. The other possible locations included New York, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Indianapolis, Miami, Newark, N.J., Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., Nashville, Tenn., Austin, Texas, Raleigh, N.C., Columbus, Ohio, Montgomery County, Md., Northern Virginia and one Canadian location: Toronto.

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