Amazon Intends To Spend $5 Billion In Second HQ In The US

Amazon searches for second headquarters in North America

Seattle-based Amazon is launching a search for a second headquarters site, promising to invest more than $5 billion and create as many as 50,000 "high-paying jobs". "We're excited to find a second home", he added.

"With an unmatched portfolio of technological talent and intriguing development parcels, Pittsburgh is uniquely positioned to submit a winning bid for Amazon's facility", Mayor Bill Peduto said in a statement. The announcement is sure to attract proposals from cities around the nation, each looking to benefit from having Amazon in the vicinity.

Strickland tweeted Thursday morning, "We're on it".

Amazon has launched a $5bn (£3.8bn) search for a site for a new headquarters, asking cities across the United States and Canada to make their pitches. "On Twitter Thursday, the St. Louis Cardinals tweeted: "@amazon, you belong in St. Louis", and the Tweet included a map of the Ballpark Village mixed-use development next to team's downtown Stadium. "We are very interested in Amazon, and we will be working with other organizations in making an effort to attract Amazon to this community".

Cities can find information on how to make a proposal here. The company completed its acquisition of Whole Foods last week and began overhauling the grocery chain by lowering some prices and integrating Amazon services. The retailer plans to hire new teams and executives for HQ2.

Amazon's presence in the state dates to 1999, when the company, then a five-year-old startup, opened a warehouse in Campbellsville.

With more than 380,000 employees worldwide, Amazon is the "Most Innovative Company" on the Fast Company's 2017 list.

There are 24 restaurants and cafes within Amazon's Seattle campus alone, where more than 40,000 people are employed. "Every dollar invested by Amazon in Seattle generated an additional $1.40 for the city's economy overall", the company says. They're expecting to eventually have up to 50,000 employees at this second site - which would build to to up to 8 million square feet -with annual compensation averaging over $100,000 through the next 10 or 15 years. Several major companies have done so, especially after merging with another big firm and agreeing to maintain both companies' headquarters.

"The question is does the region have the wherewithal to pull together, rather than compete against each other".

The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency's western headquarters remaining in St. Louis meant keeping 3,100 jobs, for comparison.

"We can pull these things off and we have a lot of room to grow", Lewis said.

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