Amazon announced on Monday it has received 238 proposals from cities and regions across North America vying to host the company’s second headquarters. The Los Angeles Times reports that 54 states, provinces, districts and territories in the United States, Canada and Mexico were represented in the bids.
The seven U.S. states that Amazon said did not apply were Arkansas, Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in September that the company plans to remain in its sprawling Seattle headquarters and that the second one will be “a full equal” to it. The company will invest more than $5 billion and create up to 50,000 jobs for “Amazon HQ2.”