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Amazon Announced Choices for Possible Second Headquarters 2018-01-2364711

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The online seller Amazon has announced a list of 20 possible places where the company might build a second headquarters.
电商亚马逊公布了二十个地点,这二十个地点都有可能成为亚马逊建造第二个总部的所在地。
Included on the list is the city of Toronto in the Canadian Province of Ontario.
榜上有名的有加拿大安大略省的城市多伦多。
Amazon expects the new headquarters, which Amazon calls “HQ2,” to employ 50,000 people.Amazon estimated that, over the next 10 to 15 years, “HQ2” will generate jobs that average over $100,000 in yearly pay.
亚马逊预计在第二个总部(亚马逊自称HQ2)雇佣五万名员工。据亚马逊估测,在未来十到十五年的时间里,其第二个总部的岗位平均年薪将超过10万美元。
Thursday’s announcement comes four months after the company first started accepting bids.The list, which was cut down from a total of 238 areas, includes major cities such as Chicago, New York City and Washington D.C.Smaller cities such as Raleigh, North Carolina and Columbus, Ohio were also included.
亚马逊首度开启招标进程的四个月后,才于本周四宣布成立第二个总部的消息。这个候选总部所在地名单是从238个地区筛选出来的,其中包括多个大型城市,如芝加哥、纽约、华盛顿特区。小一点的有罗利、南卡罗来纳州、哥伦布、俄亥俄。
In the Northeast, Boston; Newark, New Jersey; Philadelphia and Pittsburg were selected as possible choices.Montgomery County, Maryland and Northern Virginia; and the southern cities of Atlanta;Austin and Dallas, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; and Miami are up for consideration.
东北部的波士顿、新泽西州的纽瓦克市、费城和匹兹堡都极有可能被选。蒙哥马利县、马里兰州、北维吉尼亚州、南部城市如亚特兰大、德克萨斯州的奥斯汀和达拉斯、田纳西州的那什维尔以及迈阿密也都在考虑范围之内。
Toronto was the only place chosen outside of the U.S.Los Angeles was the only city on the West Coast and Indianapolis was the only city in the Midwest.
多伦多是唯一一个入选的美国境外城市;洛杉矶是唯一一个入选的西海岸城市;印第安纳波利斯是唯一一个入选的中西部城市。
Amazon’s main headquarters is in Seattle, Washington.
亚马逊第一个总部在华盛顿州的西雅图。
Amazon’s announcement marks the beginning of a competition between the bidders.
华盛顿的宣布标志着各投标方开启竞争。
“HQ2” is expected to bring in billions of dollars in both revenue and secondary investment.
“第二个总部”预计带来数十亿美元的收入和二级投资。
Amazon’s plan for expansion shows the influence technology companies have on the economy.
亚马逊的扩张计划表明科技公司对经济所带来的影响。
On Wednesday, technology company Apple announced plans to create thousands of jobs and build a new campus.
周三,同为科技公司的苹果宣布其计划增加数千个岗位,并打造一个新的园区。
Some of the competing bidders have publically announced their plans to provide Amazon with billions of dollars in reduced taxes if they are chosen.
一些竞选的投标方公开表示,如果亚马逊选择他们,他们就会为亚马逊减少数十亿美元的税收。
Jason Lary, the mayor of Stonecrest, Georgia, near Atlanta, has proposed using 140 hectares of land in his town to create a new city he called Amazon.Lary said Amazon’s chief executive officer, Jeff Bezos, can be the city’s mayor for life.
詹森·拉里是亚特兰大附近、佐治亚州石峰市的市长。他提出在石峰市内建造一个方圆140公顷的新城市,就叫亚马逊。拉里表示,亚马逊的CEO杰夫·贝索斯可以担任该市的终身市长。
New Jersey has offered Amazon $7 billion in tax reductions if Newark is chosen as the future site for "HQ2."
如果亚马逊选择纽瓦克市为未来第二个总部的所在地,那么新泽西州愿意为其减免70亿美元的税收。
Amazon officials say they expect to make a decision sometime this year.The company plans to hold discussions with all 20 bidders about the project.
亚马逊工作人员表示,他们可能今年做出抉择。亚马逊计划与所有投标方开讨论会讨论这个项目。
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