Community leaders in four North Carolina locations are hoping Amazon will choose them for the company’s second headquarters site.
Last month, Amazon announced its intention to locate a second headquarters facility somewhere in the United States. According to the company, the project, dubbed HQ2, could bring as many as 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in capital investment to the winning location. Responses to the company’s call for proposals were submitted before the October 19, 2017 deadline.
Four local communities submitted bids for the HQ2 project, each with strong backing from the State of North Carolina. The North Carolina communities include:
- the Charlotte Region
- the Triad Region
- the Research Triangle Region
The state’s public-private economic development organization, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, has also been closely involved in the process.
The bids prepared for Amazon’s consideration each showcase the State of North Carolina, consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best places for business. The competitive advantages the state offers companies are many, and include a favorable business climate, extensive transportation networks, a low-cost, high-quality of life and a world-class education system.
According to Amazon, they received 238 proposals from all over North America, not just the US. See more on this Amazon HQ2 link.