Rauner Helping Another State's Bid For Amazon's Second Headquarters

Andrew Cummings
September 19, 2017

In Seattle Tuesday, a bipartisan, city-state delegation plans to study Amazon's current home, which will help the city bid for its new complex.

He said that city officials plan to make a strong case for why New York City would be a great location for Amazon's HQ2.

E-commerce behemoth Amazon is courting offers from cities across North America before picking a site for its second headquarters.

"[Amazon] would have a significant impact on retail sales, property values, residential interest in living downtown, and [it would] certainly put more bodies in the trains that go in and around the Loop", Edwards said.

"The Toronto Region is the economic engine of Canada, generating 20 percent of the country's GDP and housing 40 percent of Canada's business headquarters", said Toronto Global. But so do places like Austin, Texas, which people are pointing at.


Borough President James Oddo would love to lure the company to the North Shore to open its second headquarters.

In a video released by the city, Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said "Frisco is the flawless fit for HQ2".

"We let her (Glen) know of our desire to be included in the city's response to the RFP".

The addition of a Canadian city to the proposal would help set Detroit's bid apart from others by making it an global pitch.

A stable and business-friendly environment.


Communities that think big and creatively when considering locations and real estate options.

The city took out an ad in Monday's New York Times business section addressed directly to "Mr. Jeff Bezos, Chief Executive Office-Amazon" making the case for Gary. The news was announced on September 13, just days after Amazon announced its intention to expand. An incentive package from Georgia could include tax credits, tax exemptions, grants for relocation and workforce training.

"In my last job we worked with them to bring the first three fulfillment centers and thousands of jobs to this state and came to have a admiration for the company".

And with the courtship of Amazon now a three-way pitch, local leaders have to please not only Amazon, but each other. The building is now under construction and should be complete by August 2018, said Joseph S. Taylor, president and CEO of the Cranbury, N.J. -based Matrix Development Group.


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