No surprises: Dallas makes Amazon’s top 20 list for HQ2, and here’s why

Dallas-Fort Worth has been named on the short list for Amazon’s second North American headquarters, joining 19 other metro areas, including Austin, in the chase for the online retail behemoth.

Fast-growing Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) will work with each of the 20 finalists to dive deeper into their proposals and request and evaluate additional information before making its final selection by the end of this year, the Seattle-based company said in a news release today.

Houston, which was also a candidate,…