RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia officials plan to pitch 10 sites to Amazon next week in an intense competition to get the online retail giant to build its second North American headquarters in the state.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that three of the properties are located in the Hampton Roads area: Town Center in Virginia Beach, Harbour View in Suffolk, and Fort Monroe in Hampton.

State and regional officials have identified three potential sites in the Richmond area and four potential sites in northern Virginia.

Seattle-based Amazon announced its plans to build a second headquarters last month. The site would employ 50,000 people.

Proposals are due by Oct. 19.