ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Amazon is still sorting through 238 proposals for its second headquarters, all the while journalists and others are trying to figure out what’s in those offers.

This is one of the most transformative companies of our time, and Amazon predicts this second headquarters will be an equal to the original in Seattle with as many as 50 thousand high-paying jobs.

One offer in Chicago would have employees pay income taxes only to have them go back to the employer instead of paying for roads or police.

“Apparently that’s is a thing that’s done, this isn’t the first time that has happened, which is kind of nuts to think about, you paying taxes back to your own employer,” says Bloomberg reporter Karen Weise in Seattle.

Atlanta reports that Amazon’s made site visits there.

“Because Amazon’s been so tight lipped, I think there’s still a lot of backroom guessing about where Amazon might pick,” Weise says.

There was some frenzy on Friday on a report from the Carolinas that Amazon might release a short -list. The company didn’t. Weise expects us to hear about three to five finalist cities early next year, either through a release by the company or by leaks.

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