Insane bids for Amazon headquarters location


Insane bids for Amazon headquarters location

The company is promising 50,000 high-paying jobs and a $5-billion U.S. investment for the winning city.

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola discusses the city's decision to not pursue Amazon's proposed second headquarters at a news conference, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Little Rock, Ark.

Amazon says the site will bring 50,000 jobs to the area that wins, and will spend more than $5 billion to integrate themselves into that community. As many as 100 cities were expected to respond to the request for a proposal that would include financial incentives.

The company released certain requirements for the potential home of its headquarters that included cities must have a population of at least one million and have an worldwide airport. She said a lot of the cities placing bids have similar strengths, which is why some may have chosen to be so visible in their efforts.

The company behind Detroit's campaign, Bedrock Detroit, said in a statement, in part: "We wanted to share something created to go along with that bid that shows Detroit's vision for the future...the entire region came together to join forces and collaborate to show the world that Detroit was made to move".

"The number one economy in Victoria is the knowledge economy", he said. Amazon expects to hire up to 50,000 employees for its new headquarters, and is already struggling to fill all its existing jobs, with 3,000 technology positions now open, Mr. Thomson said.

Former Amazon executive James Thomson, who headed the business allowing outside companies to sell on Amazon's platform, said Friday he was more impressed by Toronto's bid than he had anticipated.

The company also says it's looking for a tax-friendly climate for it's second headquarters. With the release of the announcement expected next year, Deli Market News will continue to report.



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