Amazon has been in the news quite a bit over the course of recent months, most recently with its acquisition of Whole Foods. The company has shown a willingness to adapt to changing technology and innovate well beyond what is traditionally expected of an ecommerce company.
Poised for continued growth, Amazon needs more space, and has launched a continent-wide RFP process to find a home for a second North American corporate headquarters, which will equal the company’s original facility in Seattle.
HQ2 is expected to cost $5 billion to construct and operate, employing as many as 500,000.
The RFP instructs cities to send “information “on behalf of your metropolitan statistical area (MSA), state/province, county, city and the relevant localities therein.” Because of this, it may be counterintuitive for the region to submit dueling proposals.
While bringing Amazon to St. Louis may be a pipe dream, we can dream, can’t we?
Every city that submits a bid to Amazon will have its strengths and weaknesses and St. Louis is no different. What are some of the reasons that Amazon could work in St. Louis?