Here’s what cities are offering Amazon to host its new headquarters
Amazon’s call for proposals for a second corporate headquarters earlier this year set off a national bidding war between cities from Albuquerque and Detroit to Atlanta and Boston.
The tech giant plans to invest $5 billion to build and run the new facility — which will be similar in size to its sprawling 40,000-employee Seattle headquarters — and has promised the project will create 50,000 high-paying jobs in the 10 to 15 years after the facility opens.
Amazon stopped soliciting bids on Oct. 19 and won’t announce a shortlist of contenders until next year, meaning the 238 cities that submitted proposals will have to wait for months to find out if they are selected. The decision will come down to the specific asks Amazon put forward in its request for proposals, as well as the incentive packages cities crafted to attract Amazon’s so-called HQ2.
So, how have contenders sought to entice Amazon — and how transformative could scoring the company’s HQ2 be?
Click on the link below to read more and see who Amazon will have to isolate a winning bid from the 238 proposals put forward by jurisdictions across 54 states.