Jacksonville out of running for Amazon’s second headquarters


    Amazon narrowed the list of locations under consideration for its second headquarters to 20. Atlanta and Miami made the cut, Jacksonville did not.

    Amazon, based in Seattle, plans to invest $5 billion in the new headquarters and could employ as many as 50,000 people in and around the city it chooses. Cities are in fierce competition to lure Amazon, and the company said last year that it received 238 proposals.

    Among those proposals was one from Jacksonville, whose offer included 200 acres of riverfront land downtown at no cost to the online retail giant.