Amazon says HQ2 call drew 238 bids from across North America

1172 said its call for second headquarters proposals received 238 bids from cities and regions in 54 states and provinces across North America.

The Seattle-based internet retailer and cloud computing giant launched its contest for a $5 billion, 50,000-employee “HQ2” in September. Amazon asked North American governments to submit bids for the campus including infrastructure data, demographics and potential subsidies.