Amazon announces plans for second HQ, looks to be wooed

Which Cities Are Potential Contenders For Amazon's New HQ

As Amazon opens a Request for Proposal, local and state government leaders are encouraged to submit a proposal to host the headquarters. At the second headquarters, Amazon said it will hire up to 50,000 new full-time employees over the next 15 years who would have an average pay of more than $100,000 a year.

Bezos and U.S. President Donald Trump aren't exactly fans of one another, and setting up a second headquarters with all the capabilities of the first just over the Canadian border could give Bezos additional political leverage.

"HQ 2", as Amazon calls it, will employ up to 50,000 workers and cost at least $5 billion to build and operate.

At Amazon's Seattle campus, where it's building these "Spheres" as a nature complex and workspace.

Amazon said earlier that it planned to expand its footprint in Seattle to 12 million square feet by 2022.

We're a former company town searching for an identity; we're already family, with Amazon warehouses in New Castle and Middletown; we have one of the fastest internet speeds in the nation; and the state is famously business friendly. "Also, we've worked with Amazon in the past when they opened their distribution center and they know that we can be a good partner", Cole said in a statement.

Urban or suburban locations with the potential to attract and retain strong technical talent.




Other possibilities, including a Widett Circle redevelopment or a development after the Massachusetts Turnpike is straightened in Brighton, may not fit with Amazon's aggressive timeline.

Could the Great White North soon be a second home to Amazon.com Inc.

Minnesota checks numerous boxes Amazon says it is looking for.

Employees now working in HQ1 can choose to continue working there, or they could have an opportunity to move if they would prefer to be located in HQ2, it said.

The second Amazon headquarters is going to go by "HQ2".

Amazon is accepting proposals through October 19. Rosslyn recently scored Nestle's USA headquarters and Ballston has been active in trying to attract tech companies and fill soon-to-be-vacated office space.

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