The Competition to Host Amazon's Second American Headquarters Is On

Sean Airhart Amazon has 33 buildings here with 8.1 million square feet and about 40,000 local employees

Amazon announced plans Thursday to invest some $5 billion in a second North American headquarters, in a fresh sign of the phenomenal growth of the diversified USA technology giant.

Earlier on Thursday, Amazon, the world's largest e-commerce company, announced a $5 billion expansion plan that would generate 50,000 new jobs.

Today the company announced that it is opening a search for a city in North America to make its second headquarters, envisioned as a "full equal" to Amazon's existing home in Seattle, Washington.

"Clearly, this second headquarters will be welcome wherever the company decides to locate it", he said.

The company said it's accepting proposals for the new office.

Pittsburgh said it plans to "compete" for the new site and has already scheduled strategy sessions and started planning.

Angry Birds Maker Announces Plans for IPO
The company raised its first round of funding in 2005 from Hed, Mikael's father, when it adopted the name of Rovio. Hed's father, Kaj Hed, is the majority owner of Trema, which holds a almost 69 percent stake in Rovio.

A spokesperson for the city of Chicago wouldn't comment on whether it will submit a proposal, but gave the following statement: "Chicago's unmatched workforce, world-class universities and unparalleled access to destinations throughout the world make it the ideal headquarters location for companies large and small". The company now employs more than 380,000 worldwide.

Incentives offered by local governments will play a key role when Amazon comes to make a decision.

Amazon's campus in the northwest USA state of Washington now employs more than 40,000 people scattered across 33 buildings and 750,000 square meters (8.1 million square feet) of office space, according to a company fact sheet.

The St. Louis region has land available that could accommodate Amazon's real estate needs, Lewis said, including immediately north of downtown, in north St. Louis County and in Madison County near Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. "We're excited to find a second home", he added. Amazon listed incentives among several "key preferences and decision drivers" in its announcement.

Amazon estimates its investments in Seattle from 2010 through 2016 resulted in an additional $38 billion to the city's economy - every dollar invested by Amazon in Seattle generated an additional $1.40 for the city's economy overall. Competitive cities should be attractive metropolitan areas with populations greater than one million and capable of supporting "a stable and business-friendly environment", CEO Jeff Bezos said in a statement. "I think it would have to be, 'Is Amazon the right fit for Boston and is Boston the right fit for Amazon?'"

Related News:

  • HSBC dumps Bell Pottinger over South Africa 'race hate' campaign

    HSBC dumps Bell Pottinger over South Africa 'race hate' campaign

    BDO will be looking to save as numerous 250 jobs as possible across the agency's offices in London, Asia and the Middle East. One of Bell Pottinger's major shareholders has handed back its portion after failing to find anyone to buy it.
    Facebook is inflating its ad-reach numbers, analyst claims

    Facebook is inflating its ad-reach numbers, analyst claims

    She stood by the social network's numbers and argues that press reports treating the difference as a metrics error are misleading. But one analyst points out that the social media giant's own figures about its audience differ considerably from USA census data.
    Fed Vice President Fischer resigns

    Fed Vice President Fischer resigns

    Fischer, who has been a member of the central bank's board for three years, was not scheduled to leave the Fed until June of 2018. One potential candidate was Gary Cohn, a former top executive at Goldman Sachs, who now lead's Trump's National Economic Council.
  • Costa not in Chelsea's Champions League squad, Ibrahimovic in Man Utd's

    Costa not in Chelsea's Champions League squad, Ibrahimovic in Man Utd's

    Everyone knows about him as a player, when we think of football we think of Zidane because he could do anything on the pitch. And Hazard has admitted that he hopes to be able to line up with the Spain global again this season.
    Haley lays out argument to say Iran not abiding nuclear deal

    Haley lays out argument to say Iran not abiding nuclear deal

    By ignoring the risks and eliding basic facts, Haley's arguments are likely only to undermine USA foreign policy. Trump's decertification "would signal one or more of the following three messages to Congress", Haley said.
    Hillary Clinton Talks Loss, Marriage and Comey in New Book

    Hillary Clinton Talks Loss, Marriage and Comey in New Book

    Clinton has hinted that her new book will offer an unprecedented level of access to her thoughts. Sanders brushes off Clinton criticism: Look forward, not backward.
  • Brent oil price starts to rise

    Brent oil price starts to rise

    The industry's challenge now is to take the lessons it is learning from Harvey to minimize disruptions from future hurricanes. Analysts said oil companies had adjusted to lower prices by trimming costs and thanks to enhancing refinery margins.
    Destiny 2: What to Expect from the First Month

    Destiny 2: What to Expect from the First Month

    We know that there are two planned expansions for Destiny 2 , much like The Dark Below and House of Wolves . Some people can play for hours and then experience a crash and for some it crashes very fast.

    Horse race bet with William Hill

    How to place a bet To place your wager/bet, all you need is to provide the appropriate information to the ticket writer. Simply you just have to pay £1horse bet and you can easily watch the live horse racing broadcast on your device.
  • Pakistan Denounces BRICS Condemnation of Islamabad-Linked Terror Groups

    Pakistan Denounces BRICS Condemnation of Islamabad-Linked Terror Groups

    New Delhi also has accused Pakistan-based religious groups of supporting militancy in Indian Kashmir. Some Chinese nationals have lost their lives inside Pakistan at the hands of Islamic terrorists.
    Alice, Arthur or Victoria, predicting the next royal baby's name

    Alice, Arthur or Victoria, predicting the next royal baby's name

    The four-year-old prince will be taught a range of subjects and activities from ballet and art to drama, French, music and PE. Princess Charlotte will stay fourth in line to the throne.
    'Care-free' Bank of Canada keeps Bay Street guessing

    'Care-free' Bank of Canada keeps Bay Street guessing

    To that point, the bank described the economic advancements as becoming "broadly-based" and "self-sustaining". The Canadian dollar was trading at 81.77 cents USA , up from Tuesday's average price of 80.83 cents US.


Most liked

Trump Administration Asks For Nearly $8 Billion Towards Harvey Relief Efforts
But in the House, the push to show federal generosity for those recovering from the storm led to an overwhelming 419-3 vote. They said, however, that they would only support a debt-ceiling increase that amounted to a three-month extension.

Girard police get reports of red balloon sightings
According to the Lititz Borough Police Department's Facebook page , red balloons poking out of sewers have them " terrified ". Not only are they leaving the balloons for others to find, but they're leaving small messages to help build up the fear.

Tribes worry over lower Columbia gorge coho runs with forest fires
The fire burned so strong that it managed to spot across the Columbia River to an area near Archer Mountain in Washington . Though firefighters have so far succeeded in protecting threatened communities, the fire remains zero percent contained.

Mobile Will Pay for Your Netflix: Is It a Good Deal?
The subscription T-Mobile includes is " Netflix Standard 2-screen", which means two iterations of Netflix can be open at one time. T-Mobile made a point to have multiple executives point out that there is "no catch" to the offer during the media event.

Vladimir Putin warns world faces 'global catastrophe' over North Korea
By comparison, China provides it with about 520,000 tonnes of crude a year, according to industry sources. The North's latest and sixth nuclear test is believed to have been its most powerful nuclear test so far.

Catalonia to defy Madrid over independence vote
In its bill announced on Wednesday it said a Yes vote would be followed within 48 hours by a declaration of independence. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called on Spain's constitutional court to nullify the bill the moment it was agreed.

Migrant crisis: European Union court rejects quota challenge
The low level of relocations, the ECJ noted, was partly due to " the lack of cooperation on the part of certain member states ". Poland initially supported the plan but has come out strongly opposed since a right-wing government came to power.

Thomas Cook Group (LON:TCG) New Price Targets
CCI is relatively high when prices are much higher than average, and relatively low when prices are much lower than the average. Craneware (LON:CRW) has had their stock rating reiterated as a solid Hold by equity research analysts at N 1 Singer.

Churning in Gulf, Tropical Storm Katia threatens eastern Mexico
It is quite unusual to find three tropical systems churning in the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico at the same time. The storm was located about 1200 east of the Lesser Antilles and was moving west-northwest at 17 miles per hour .

Home Work To Do — Notre Dame-Georgia
Clark received a significant amount of exposure in his first campaign, including in Georgia's last-second loss to Tennessee. Has he proven himself to be better to Eason so far? Shortly after Fromm enrolled at Georgia in January, he accepted a Mr.

US, Japanese Defense Leaders Condemn North Korean Nuke Test
He said it "offers a genuine way to defuse the tensions and a step-by-step settlement". But Russia and China are opposed to the show of strength by the US and South Korea.

Obama Will Break Silence If Trump Ends DACA
A latest study by groups that support DACA estimated that 1,400 people a day could lose their protections if renewals ended. KIRO reports Jayapal is working with Republican Dave Reichert on the Bridge Act, which would protect DACA recipients.

Kvitova faces Venus in mouth-watering US Open match-up
Open title is just three wins away, and Serena Williams is busy with her newborn daughter, leaving her throne unguarded. Her ranking was No. 934 before this recent streak of success.

Russian Federation bought political ads from Facebook during the election, company says
Facebook said about one-quarter of the suspect ads were geographically targeted, with more of those running in 2015 than 2016. One question that has emerged is whether there's a connection between the Russian efforts and ads purchased on Facebook.

"Coming back to Paris was key" claims Mbappe at PSG unveiling
Mbappe reiterated that what happened was simple, but he would talk about it when the time comes. He continued: 'It was a wonderful experience.