Would Amazon consider Reno-Sparks for its new headquarters?

Would Amazon consider Reno-Sparks for its new headquarters?
Amazon opens bidding to cities for $5 billion 'HQ2', a second headquarters
wrote on its website. “In addition to Amazon’s direct hiring and investment, construction and ongoing operation of Amazon HQ2 is expected to create tens of thousands of additional jobs and tens of billions of dollars in additional investment in the surrounding community.”

Dan Gilbert confirms he's trying to get Amazon to build its second HQ in Detroit

has lifted wages and lowered unemployment (though it has also brought gridlocked roads and pricey housing).

Amazon opens bidding to cities for $5 billion 'HQ2', a second headquarters

Amazon isn’t picky about whether to build or buy. It said it would field proposals for sites that include 500,000 square feet of space in the first phase, or new construction on a plot of 100 acres or more. Plans may eventually incorporate up to 8 million square feet of office space.

Sacramento is one of several cities vying to be picked as the location for Amazon’s second headquarters.

Cities are falling over themselves to be the site of Amazon's next corporate headquarters
Cities are falling over themselves to be the site of Amazon's next corporate headquarters

Dan Gilbert wants Amazon in Detroit. The real estate mogul confirmed to TechCrunch that he has formed internal and external teams to fully explore the possibility of Amazon locating its second HQ in Detroit. Amazon would join General Motors, Quicken Loans, Ally Financial, Comerica and others in having a headquarters in the city’s bustling downtown region.

Amazon expects to invest over $5 billion in construction and grow this second headquarters to include as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs.

It was arguably the biggest corporate win in this region’s history. American’s 1,300-employee relocation put D-FW on the map for relocations.”Amazon has already seen the benefits of Minnesota’s well-educated and world-class workforce, who live and work in strong communities with a high quality of life,” Gov. Mark Dayton said in a statement directing his administration to begin assembling a proposal.request for proposals for a $5 billion second headquarters…

Amazon said in a company press release that it is looking specifically to build a second headquarters, or “HQ2,” in a metropolitan area with more than a million people, in close proximity to an international airport. The company stated it is seeking a location with “a stable and business-friendly environment” where there’s good “potential to attract and retain strong technical talent.” Amazon would like an urban campus setting, but it’s open to the suburbs as well, and said that HQ2 might feature a similar layout to its headquarters in Seattle, where roughly 40,000 employees are spread out over 33 buildings.

“I do think we have a shot and we have a strong case to make for our community,” said Barry Broome, the president and CEO of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council.Pittsburgh: “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 William Peduto said in a statement to CNN. “This is a transformational opportunity unlike any that we’ve ever seen.”

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Related Articles Amazon is looking for a 2nd headquarter city, a 'full equal to Seattle' Here are the best startup cities in the Midwest Microsoft is taking its Detroit operation downtown Detroit does have a lot going for it. The city is experiencing a renaissance of sorts and several developers are rapidly transforming the area; Gilbert is one of them. Another, Illitch Holdings, has been making significant investments in the downtown region — including just this week opening a new stadium for the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons.

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“I think the name ‘headquarters’ is a little bit of a marketing ploy. I mean they just want to have a big office in another city,” Felipe Caro, a professor at UCLA’s school of management, told CNBC.Amazon gets tax breaks when cities compete for its massive warehouses, where it packs and ships orders. The company received at least $241 million in subsidies from local and state government after opening facilities in 29 different U.S. cities in 2015 and 2016, according to an analysis by Good Jobs First, a group that tracks economic development deals.
Amazon opens bidding to cities for $5 billion 'HQ2', a second headquarters
Amazon opens bidding to cities for $5 billion 'HQ2', a second headquarters

Continue reading the main story But Amazon executives have talked internally and with outsiders in recent years about how much more of the company’s hyper-growth Seattle would be able to handle. Housing prices here are skyrocketing, the competition for tech industry talent is getting more fierce and traffic chokes the roads.a study from the Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), which found there are 35 active venture-backed startups in Detroit. Sure, that’s not a huge number compared to other regions, but the growth is notable.

Kansas City leaders say they plan to make aggressive pitch for Amazon's HQ2

The Seattle-based digital retailer wants to set up a second headquarters that will eventually generate 50,000 jobs and cost $5 billion to build. The employment gain from Amazon alone would equal about half of North Texas’ recent annual job growth.Thank you for Reading! We hope that you continue to enjoy our free content.Several cities across the county have also expressed interest, including Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Baltimore, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Cincinnati, Nashville, and even Toronto and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Washington state had been where Boeing built airplanes since 1916, and the decline of other plane makers had left the Puget Sound region as the sole site in the United States where commercial airplanes were built.

For example, Apple recently got more than $200 million in tax breaks to build a data center in Iowa, while Foxconn is expected to receive a $3 billion tax incentive package for building a plant in Wisconsin. By attaching the “second headquarters” title to their new office, Amazon could get even more incentives, he said.in which to roll out its high-speed fiber-optic cable, Google Fiber. That open-for-business arms race led to civic wackiness like Topeka temporarily (and unofficially) changing its name to Google, Kan. Residents of Grand Rapids, Mich., staged a parade in Google’s honor. The mayor of Duluth, Minn., went for a Google-inspired polar bear swim. (After deploying Google Fiber in 10 cities, Google announced last year it was scaling back the project.)

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“Amazon HQ2 will bring billions of dollars in up-front and ongoing investments, and tens of thousands of high-paying jobs,” he added. “We’re excited to find a second home.”
This part of the plan is where Amazon has lots of experience. It’s long been the company’s practice to work with local governments to come up with a set of deal that’s appealing to both parties, and location matters to Amazon since it wants to get orders to customers as quickly as possible. (Trading tax breaks for jobs has also been the way that companies decide where to build offices and factories since forever.) Recently, Amazon has been building loads of fulfillment centres around the country, each of which creates thousands of jobs. The company is even building its first fulfillment center on Staten Island in New York City. That project got announced on Wednesday, the day before the Amazon HQ2 news.

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Amazon.com campus in downtown Seattle. Amazon says t it will spend more than $5 billion to build another headquarters in North America to house as many as 50,000 employees.The most significant difference in the two corporate maneuvers may be more psychological: Amazon is not “moving” its headquarters. It’s duplicating it.

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it would move its headquarters.

Cities and states immediately began saying they would bid. Dallas, Houston, Toronto, St. Louis, Kentucky and Miami are a few that are committed to bid. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has made a case for his city in discussions with Bezos, a Chicago spokesman said.

"The sleep train arena is a very good, solid site based on what Amazon is looking for and what Sacramento is prepared to do," Ashby, who represents the Natomas area, said. "It's 188 acres ready to go, right in the heart of a transit line in the middle of a big city. One freeway airport from an airport and two freeway exits from the capitol, so you cant beat that."  

“It’s good for the current talent pool because it’s an increase in salaries and wages and for the economy and living, but at the same time, what is it going to do for those businesses when a large corporation like that moves in,” said Bradley.

“This would certainly be a wonderful opportunity for Auburn Hills in terms of jobs and investment,” said Auburn Hills Mayor Kevin McDaniel. “The requirements for this project are quite specific and our team would have to discuss options for an Amazon location that makes sense.”

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In addition to the promise of 50,000 jobs, Amazon plans on spending $5 billion in construction for the second headquarters, plus billions more in the surrounding community. The company claims that for every $1 it has invested in Seattle over the years, the city overall generated an additional $1.40.

Typically, companies claim just one headquarters in its home country. Amazon does like to be different, though.mike.freeman@sduniontribune.com;

Amazon says it wants to build a massive second headquarters in North America, sparking immediate competition from rival cities to attract what could be billions of dollars in investment.ReblogShareTweetShareif (window.performance) {window.performance.mark && window.performance.mark(‘Side-0-CanvasShareButtons’);window.performance.measure && window.performance.measure(‘Side-0-CanvasShareButtonsDone’,’PageStart’,’Side-0-CanvasShareButtons’);}if (window.performance) {window.performance.mark && window.performance.mark(‘Side-1-CommonSlotComposite’);window.performance.measure && window.performance.measure(‘Side-1-CommonSlotCompositeDone’,’PageStart’,’Side-1-CommonSlotComposite’);}if (window.performance) {window.performance.mark && window.performance.mark(‘Side-2-Empty’);window.performance.measure && window.performance.measure(‘Side-2-EmptyDone’,’PageStart’,’Side-2-Empty’);}But it hasn’t said which one.MoreAmazon is hunting for a second home outside of its main Seattle headquarters. The retail and tech giant, which completed its takeover of Whole Foods last week, announced on Thursday that it has opened a search to build a second headquarters somewhere in North America, where “as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs” will be created.

We are a bold, innovative city that has plenty of homegrown tech talent. We continue to attract talent & companies from around the world.“The bad pieces of it being the smaller to mid-level businesses won’t necessarily know how to compete with some of the bigger salaries that are going to be coming in for those positions,” Bradley explained.

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“We will aggressively demonstrate that Dallas and our surrounding area would be the perfect spot for their expansive business needs,” Mike Rawlings, the city’s mayor, said in a statement. Dallas representatives were already in touch with Amazon about next steps, he said.

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building a second headquarters in the United States. “We expect HQ2 to be a full equal to our Seattle headquarters,” Amazon chief Jeff Bezos said in a statement on Thursday. “Amazon HQ2 will bring billions of dollars in upfront and ongoing investments, and tens of thousands of high-paying jobs. We’re excited to find a second home.”

Continue reading the main story The plan is the latest surprise from Mr. Bezos, Amazon’s chief executive, who has reshaped Seattle in the more than two decades since he founded Amazon. He overshadows even Bill Gates, the former Microsoft chief executive who put the Seattle area on the map as a destination for tech companies. Amazon is now the biggest corporate employer in Seattle, and it occupies 19 percent of the prime office space in the city, more than any other employer in a big American city, The Seattle Times reported last month.Construction continued earlier this year on three large, glass-covered domes as part of an expansion of the Amazon.com campus in downtown Seattle. Amazon said Thursday that it wants to build another headquarters in North America.Amazon is also looking for a stable tax structure and state/local incentives to offset building and ongoing operational costs.

The firm may also be sending a political message by not limiting the search to the US, analysts say.

A spokesman for Duggan stopped short of saying directly that the city will attempt to court Amazon.

Plans for a new headquarters, which Amazon is calling HQ2, seems to chart expectations for more rapid growth at a company that was already likely the second largest employer in the U.S.

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Cities, including ABQ, react to Amazon's search for second headquarters

Bezos has elicited public feedback for major decisions before: In June, just before Amazon announced its plan to buy organic grocer Whole Foods, the billionaire took to Twitter seeking ideas for a philanthropic strategy to give away some of his fortune. And tech companies have been known to set places in competition with one another: In vying to land Google’s ultrafast broadband network, many cities used stunts and gimmickry to get the company’s attention. Topeka even informally renamed itself “Google, Kansas.”Bezos has crowdsourced major decisions before – in June, just before Amazon announced its plan to buy organic grocer Whole Foods, the billionaire took to Twitter seeking ideas for a philanthropic strategy to give away some of his fortune. And tech companies have been known to set places in competition with each other: In vying to land Google’s ultra-fast broadband network, many cities used stunts and gimmickry to get the company’s attention. Topeka even informally renamed itself “Google, Kansas.”

Such a move would ease the threat of increased regulations on the company and cut internal competition for the best engineers, he said.Continue reading by subscribing to Crain’s Detroit Business.”I don’t think lightning strikes twice in the same location, meaning we won’t lose a Seattle-based headquarters competition to Chicago like we did with Boeing,” said Bill Sproull, president and CEO of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce.

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Why Amazon's plan to build a second headquarters could be a 'marketing ploy'
Why Amazon's plan to build a second headquarters could be a 'marketing ploy'
Incentives from land to fee cuts to relocation packages will be a major part of the decision, Amazon said.

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Kansas City, Missouri: “Good news, #KC!” the official city account tweeted. “We will bid strong for @Amazon #HQ2.” Mayor Sly James also tweeted his enthusiasm.

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