North American cities line up to vie for Amazon headquarters
Every city, it seems, is making a case to land Amazon's second headquarters.
Just check out this map by a producer from a Sacramento, Calif., radio station:
Map of local governments who have released statements saying they are a good location for the Amazon HQ. pic.twitter.com/wp2u30jtxo— Chris Hagan (@chrishagan) September 7, 2017
OK, so the map is a joke.
But government officials and business leaders in just about every major city in North America, and some not-so-major cities, have said they will try to woo Amazon. The online retail giant said it plans to invest $5 billion in a second headquarters that would create at least 50,000 new jobs in the city it chooses.
Pittsburgh entered the fray early with a tweet from Mayor Bill Peduto.
Here's a sampling of what leaders in some of the dozens of other cities interested in landing the headquarters had to say:
Amazon wants a 2nd headquarters. And Chicago is ready to pounce. https://t.co/ZLTA414M2t— Chicago Inno (@ChicagoInno) September 8, 2017
Denver literally meets all of Amazon's criteria. https://t.co/LgNCWzX04z— Denver Biz Journal (@denbizjournal) September 8, 2017
We think Philadelphia would be a PRIME location for Amazon that would make people SMILE! Look forward to submitting a proposal! https://t.co/l60Wn5BVdg— Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) September 7, 2017
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf would like to see Amazon locate its 2nd headquarters in the Town. But she's cautious due to impact on housing. pic.twitter.com/NUdsDdxeBk— Darwin BondGraham (@DarwinBondGraha) September 7, 2017
Other possible contenders reportedly include cities such as Atlanta; New York; Washington; San Antonio and Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose, Calif.; Raleigh, N.C.; Tampa, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; and Provo, Utah.