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Miami is still in the running for Amazon’s new headquarters

20 cities are left in the competition

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Forget the naysayers: Miami made the cut for Amazon’s list of finalists for its HQ2 competition. Curbed posted the full list of 20 cities selected as potential hosts by the online retail giant for its forthcoming second headquarters.

Not much is known about the next phase of the selection process, except that Amazon will reach out to the cities picked and that the same criteria in the original request for proposal will apply in the next round. Amazon judged 238 North American cities in the selection process, seeking out business-friendly metropolitan areas that would be appealing to tech-savvy talent. Each city had to have a population of more than 1 million, major airports, and mass transit.

Mayor Francis Suarez, for one, says bring on Amazon HQ2 Round Two: