After reviewing more than 230 proposals from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, Amazon announced this morning it had chosen 20 cities for the possible location of its second North American headquarters, HQ2.

Of the 20 cities chosen, many are located along the East Coast or in the Great Lakes region. Interestingly, Los Angeles is the only West Coast location to make the cut, despite entries from Washington cities, like Tacoma.

“Thank you to all 238 communities that submitted proposals,” Holly Sullivan from Amazon Public Policy said in a statement. “Getting from 238 to 20 was very tough — all the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity. Through this process we learned about many new communities across North American that we will consider as locations for future infrastructure investment and job creation.”

The city chosen by Amazon to host HQ2 will benefit from the creation of 50,000 high-paying jobs, as well as an investment of more than $5 billion to create a full equal to its Seattle headquarters.

Amazon said it plans to work closely with each of the candidate cities in the coming months to learn more about each city’s infrastructure to “evaluate the feasibility of a future partnership that can accommodate the company’s hiring plans, as well as benefit its employees in the local community.”

Amazon expects to make a final decision before the end of this year.

A full list of the 20 finalist cities can be found below (in alphabetical order).

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Montgomery County, MD
  • Nashville, TN
  • Newark, NJ
  • New York City, NY
  • Northern Virginia, VA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Toronto, ON
  • Washington D.C.

To learn more about Amazon’s Seattle headquarters and the latest about HQ2 visit Amazon online.