Could Detroit Be A Legit Contender for a 2nd Amazon Headquarters?
September 7th, 2017, 2:54 PM
After Seattle-based Amazon announced the search for a second North American headquarters on Thursday, the frenzy around America began. After all, up to 50,000 jobs are stake.
Cities from around the country, including Chicago, Baltimore, Nashville, New York, quickly expressed interest publicly, according to CNBC.
In Detroit, Mayor Mike Duggan's office said the city is carefully evaluating the retailer's request for proposals.
"...As to Amazon's announcement that it is seeking proposals for a second headquarters, our only comment at this time is that we will be evaluating it carefully," John Roach, Duggan's spokesman said, according to Katrease Stafford of the Detroit Free Press.
CNBC reports other cities had this to say:
New York City: Spokesperson for New York City mayor's office: "New York City has the most innovative and diverse tech sector in the nation. We are very interested in the possibility of Amazon locating a headquarters in the five boroughs, and believe the city's competitive advantages position it well," a spokesperson said.
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh to Boston Business Journal: "If Amazon wants an East Coast headquarters, I don't see any city better in America than Boston, Massachusetts."
Dallas Mayor Michael Rawlings: "We've already contacted Amazon to express our interest and have proceeded to their prescribed next step. We will aggressively demonstrate that Dallas and our surrounding area would be the perfect spot for their expansive business needs. Amazon already has an extensive amount of business here. They've been good corporate citizens and we look forward to future conversations."