Rochester and Buffalo submit Amazon bid

Javier Stokes
October 21, 2017

Las Vegas continues to try and attract Amazon in hopes of being home to the online retailer's second United States headquarters.

As expected, Suffolk Downs topped the city's proposed sites.

Jackson said in a statement, "In recent days we worked with public, private and civic leaders across our community to tell the story of Cleveland's resurgence and pursue this enormous opportunity". She said a lot of the cities placing bids have similar strengths, which is why some may have chosen to be so visible in their efforts.

Indianapolis is one of more than 50 cities vying for that headquarters which is expected to bring in billions of dollars and more than 50,000 jobs.

The company released certain requirements for the potential home of its headquarters that included cities must have a population of at least one million and have an worldwide airport.

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"The number one economy in Victoria is the knowledge economy", he said. The city is supporting a northwest IN plan led by Gary, but also sent IN a bid of its own.

"Guelph ticks all of the boxes when it comes to providing an environment for research, innovation and the talent Amazon needs for their business to grow and thrive", said Scott Stewart, deputy chief administrative officer, Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise for the City of Guelph. Amazon expects to hire up to 50,000 employees for its new headquarters, and is already struggling to fill all its existing jobs, with 3,000 technology positions now open, Mr. Thomson said.

He also believes Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos would not be deterred by U.S. President Donald Trump's strong protectionist sentiments if he otherwise favoured a Canadian location for business reasons.

"Amazon, you've got so much going for you, and you'll find what you're looking for", the chamber said in its ad.

Amazon will make its decision known next year. The company's Seattle offices have sprawled into 33 buildings in the downtown core, and it is seeking a second headquarters location where it can eventually build 8 million square feet of space.

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