chi-west loop Now home to Google and many other non-traditional firms, Chicago’s West Loop has a good chance to host Amazon’s massive HQ2.

CHICAGO—As Amazon considers possible locations for its HQ2, a second headquarters facility that will match and complement the firm’s Seattle hub, cities across North America are scrambling to put together proposals. Most experts believe Chicago has a good shot, and may even be on a short list that excludes the vast majority of cities making the attempt. But dark horse candidates also exist.