Louisville submits bid for new Amazon headquarters

Carla Harmon
October 20, 2017

"This is the first time I can remember Missouri and IL working in unison on a Mississippi River development project".

Since issued, the city has gotten more than 24 proposals for locations for Amazon's second headquarters, including at least one on Staten Island, officials said.

Philadelphia has submitted its bid to host Amazon's second corporate headquarters, two days ahead of the deadline.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) -Thursday is the deadline in the battle to win over a tech giant.

Missouri Chief Operating Officer Drew Erdmann says an innovation corridor could also include Columbia, the home of the University of Missouri.

"This is totally standard in the economic development world", said Katy Jamboretz, vice president of marketing and communications at the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, the organization that crafted and submitted the proposal on behalf of the St. Louis region.

A decision is not expected until next year.

Erdmann says the cities could be connected if a high-speed Hyperloop track is built in the state. Amazon says it will announce the winning city in 2018.

"It's a possible vision".

The state of Missouri would not reveal any information regarding financial incentives offered in the Amazon bid.

Kansas City looked to appeal to Amazon with a video.

In typical grandiose fashion, New York City is making a number of its buildings "Amazon Orange" tonight in hopes of showing the company that it's serious about its bid.

As a first step, EDC released a Request For Expressions of Interest (REFI) last month seeking proposals.

Amazon could announce a victor next year.

The deadline for bids is October 19, and Amazon is expected to announce the winning city sometime next year.

The second Amazon headquarters would create 50,000 jobs and required it be near a major population center with access to a major airport and modern transportation system.

Nearly immediately after Amazon's announcement, regional leaders including St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger announced they were interested in putting together a proposal to lure the company to the area.

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