Rochester and Buffalo submit Amazon bid

Rochester and Buffalo submit Amazon bid

The Amazon folks have plenty of proposals to mull over from around the country from cities trying to lure a second Amazon headquarters.

In advance of Thursday's submission deadline, Greater Spokane Incorporated submitted Spokane's proposal to become the future home of Amazon's second headquarters.

Cities' bids for HQ2 were submitted October 19. Marie, Windsor, Hamilton, Ottawa-Gatineau and Simcoe County.

The bid also offers to create seaplane service between Boston and New York City and says JetBlue has already agreed to handle Amazon's corporate travel needs. Despite the cattle call for bidders, he says it's inconceivable Amazon doesn't already have a short list of preferred locations if it lands the right deal.

Other Canadians bids are expected to include Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, Halifax, Ottawa, Edmonton and Calgary.

The provincial government has pledged to up the number of STEM graduates to "fuel the arrival of this company or other companies", said Tory - something he argues will help the city whether or not Amazon takes the bait. "We are excited at the opportunity to tell our story in this highly competitive situation", said Mayor Jackson.

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Winnipeg said in its bid that existing federal and provincial tax credits would amount to $1.76-billion in cash incentives for Amazon, and said the City of Winnipeg "would be at the table" to discuss additional tax financing for its real estate development, which could achieve "significant savings for the project". "We give Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos an opportunity to grow his world-class organization while playing a vital role in the transformation of a community and region", Freeman-Wilson added.

#BringAtoB @amazon WE WANT AMAZON!

The company outlined minimum standards that included a metropolitan area with more than one million people and a stable and business-friendly environment that could attract technical talent. More than 50 cities across the USA will be on edge waiting for their announcement.

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.

Becoming the city to house the Seattle based company's second headquarters would come with a almost $5 billion investment and up to 50,000 new jobs.

"It's just staggering, the magnitude of the problem", he said.

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