#WebExtra: Cities Compete for Amazon's HQ2

Competitive cities across the country are clamoring for the chance to be Amazon's second home. The retail giant recently announcing plans to create a second headquarters outside of Seattle.  Inviting cities and regional economic development organizations to submit proposals encouraging the company to consider their area. Amazon promising to invest $5B and create as many as 50,000 jobs in the winning city. Officials in Stonecrest, GA have proposed changing the locality's name to Amazon. The city of Birmingham, AL, constructed and placed large Amazon boxes all around the city. And the Mayor of Kansas City purchased a 1,000 items from amazon online and posted reviews of each one. The deadline for final bids is October 19.


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