Spokane submits its proposal to become Amazon's second headquarters

Spokane submits its proposal to become Amazon's second headquarters

Spokane submits its proposal to become Amazon's second headquarters

In August, Amazon announced it would solicit bids to review potential locations for its second headquarters.

In return, the company is promising 50,000 jobs, paying an average salary of more on the $100,000 a year, and $5 billion in infrastructure investment.

Countless cities across the country are vying for the bid, but McAuliffe has said he thinks Virginia Beach has the best chance to win based off its port and appeal to millennials.

"The Bay Area offers the whole package and is a natural and flawless fit for an innovation leader like Amazon", said Jim Wunderman, president and CEO of the Bay Area Council, which helped the cities coordinate their bid, in a statement.

"This is an opportunity for Jeff Bezos to leave a legacy as having transformed or been a part of the transformation of a legacy city", Freeman-Wilson said in an interview.

The Lake County Council passed a resolution supporting the effort to attract Amazon, lauding it transportation infrastructure, natural resources and business climate.

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness are leading the charge for central IN to be the home of the new headquarters.

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr., said he looked at the old state line generator facility in Hammond and thought it would be a disservice to Hammond not to put in a separate bid. Here is exactly what I would say to Amazon on this subject.

"My name is Gary and I am a legacy city in the northwest corner of in", the letter reads.


"I felt like it was possible", McDermott said.

Even Gary, Indiana has made a few public moves to try and get Amazon's attention.

"If anybody in the Region is chosen, we're all going to benefit from it", McDermott said.

Some cities, including Chicago, submitted their proposals to Amazon on Monday, the first day the company was accepting them.

Gann says Langford is banking its bid on the South Island's many attributes.

The decision on the location for Amazon 2.0 isn't expected until some time in 2018.

"The reality is that a Gary location provides the best of many worlds".

"We also have an added feature".

We did reach out to the Mayor's office for comment, but so far haven't heard back.

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