Northeast Ohio's Amazon 'HQ2' bid is in

Halifax Mayor Mike Savage

Halifax Mayor Mike Savage

In a news release issued by the city of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, the political entities said they were joined in making the bid by "numerous local partners", in addition to GCP, Team NEO and the state of Ohio.

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

"Northwest Indiana touts a close proximity to Chicago; Gary and Griffith airports; and enjoys the benefits of Indiana's 'pro-business environment, '" the resolution said. "We are excited at the opportunity to tell our story in this highly competitive situation".

Becoming the city to house the Seattle based company's second headquarters would come with a almost $5 billion investment and up to 50,000 new jobs. "The Lake County Council encourages Amazon to locate its second headquarters in Northwest Indiana". "A lot of this came out of the conversations that came out of the neighborhood about building anything", said John Barros, head of the city's economic development office.

But Saxton said there is some risk to a bid not being public enough.

"I thought it was possible to do both", McDermott said.

In Tucson, a 21 foot Saguaro was given to Amazon to spike their chances of getting chosen. "If you stepped up and said, we're going to write you a big cheque, what do you do about the next company that comes along?"

In Birmingham, Alabama, giant Amazon boxes were placed throughout the city.

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson was unavailable for comment Thursday, and the city is not disclosing the details of its proposal.

Gann says Langford is banking its bid on the South Island's many attributes. If Amazon chooses DE, more than one location could be utilized. "At the same time, Northwest Indiana has the population, cultural diversity and range of communities to meet the tangible and intangible needs of Amazon as a company and as an employer". And even if Amazon doesn't pick us, it certainly won't mitigate moore's powerful words.

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