MarketWatch First Take: Here are the cities that meet the criteria for Amazon’s second headquarters

Amazon on Thursday announced it was looking for another city to host what it calls its second headquarters. Given the company’s stated criteria, here’s how Amazon could narrow the list — using the data the company so eagerly devours.

First, Amazon asks for metropolitan areas with more than one million people.

There are 53 U.S. metropolitan areas that meet that criteria — but one is off the list, since that’s Seattle, where Amazon’s AMZN, +1.25% current headquarters reside. There also are six Canadian cities with more than a million people — recall that Amazon said it was looking in “North America,” not just the U.S.

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