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Amazon snubs Silicon Valley, San Francisco for HQ2

Amazon snubs Silicon Valley, San Francisco for HQ2

Nine local cities vied for Bezos’ bounty, but LA is only West Coast city on shortlist

Amazon announced Thursday morning that it has selected 20 cities as potential sites for its planned new headquarters, and the commerce giant has snubbed Silicon Valley, rejecting bids by San Francisco and more than a half dozen nearby municipalities.

San Francisco, Oakland, Richmond, Concord, Fremont, Pittsburg, Union City, San Jose, and Vallejo all made eyes at the Amazon project, seven of those cities even banding together to submit a bid jointly in hopes of attracting the new tech hub to a combination of local spots.

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