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D.C. hopeful for Amazon HQ2 bid

Washington, D.C.
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Three of the 20 finalists for Amazon's second headquarters — D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia — are located in the Washington metropolitan area, leading some to speculate that the nation's capital could be the ideal landing spot for HQ2.

The bigger picture: As owner of the Washington Post and a sizable home in the city, Jeff Bezos has obvious ties to the region. And as Amazon continues to grow into new (and some highly regulated) business areas, it would make sense to be in the federal government's backyard.