The deadline for cities to submit a proposal to become the second Amazon headquarters in North America is on Thursday, and puts an end to a public bid that spurred interest from more than 100 cities across the country.

Amazon is set to announce the chosen location next year, according to the Request for Proposal (RFP) document that was uploaded online last month.

“We want to find a city that is excited to work with us and where our customers, employees, and the community can all benefit,” the company said in September.

Amazon expects to invest $5 billion in construction of its new headquarters, which will be a “full equal” to the company’s current campus in Seattle. The new location will add 50,000 high-paying jobs, the company says. Besides Amazon’s direct hiring and investments, the new headquarters will create tens of thousands of additional jobs and tens of billions in investment around the community, the company said. The new city could follow the success Seattle saw, where Amazon’s investments in the city generated $38 billion to the city’s economy (that’s an additional $1.40 for every dollar the online retailer invested). Amazon’s presence in Seattle led to an additional 53,000 jobs to the community, apart from the more than 40,000 employees the company has in the city.

Amazon’s Seattle headquarters has 33 buildings which means the new city will have to hold the same amount for the company.

“We are looking for a location with strong local and regional talent—particularly in software development and related fields—as well as a stable and business-friendly environment to continue hiring and innovating on behalf of our customers,” Amazon says on its proposal site.

The company said in its proposal instructions that it has a preference for:

  • Metropolitan areas with more than one million people

  • A stable and business-friendly environment

  • Urban or suburban locations with the potential to attract and retain strong technical talent

  • Communities that think big and creatively when considering locations and real estate options

Cities Interested In Becoming Second Amazon Headquarters

Amazon announced the public bidding last month. Since then U.S. cities have expressed interest, but it’s not certain which have officially submitted their proposals to Amazon. While San Antonio publicly withdrew from the bid, the following cities were reportedly running to be home to Amazon’s second headquarters:

  • Chicago, Illinois

  • San Diego, California

  • Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas

  • Denver, Colorado

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Phoenix, Arizona

  • Baltimore, Maryland

  • Columbus, Ohio

  • Detroit, Michigan

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Kentucky

  • Kansas City, Missouri

  • Boston, Massachusetts

  • Memphis, Tennessee

  • Nashville, Tennessee

  • Buffalo, New York

  • New York City

  • St. Louis, Missouri

  • Sacramento, California

  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

  • Portland, Oregon

  • Los Angeles, California

  • Arlington County, Virginia

  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Ottawa, Ontario

  • San Jose, California

  • Birmingham, Alabama

  • Rhode Island

  • Hartford, Connecticut

  • Houston, Texas

  • Austin, Texas

  • Tampa, Florida

  • Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Tucson, Arizona

  • Oak Brook, Illinois

  • Atlantic City, New Jersey

  • Albany, New York

  • Rochester, New York

  • Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Oakland, California

  • Washington D.C.

  • Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Edmonton, Alberta

  • Calgary, Alberta

  • Toronto, Ontario

  • Vancouver, British Columbia and more.