Amazon’s announcement Thursday that it wants to find a place in North America for a second headquarters has cities far and wide chomping at the bit, among them Fort Worth and Dallas:
Officials from Memphis and Nashville, Tulsa, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Chicago, Hartford, Providence, St. Louis and Toronto are lining up to chat with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Bloomberg News reports. Throw in Houston, New York City, Boston, Sacramento, Cincinnati and Vancouver, British Columbia, says CNBC.
It’s understandable, considering Bezos is planning to invest $5 billion-plus in the project and employ 50,000 people with average annual compensation of more than $100,000. The Seattle-based company estimates it added $38 billion to the Seattle economy from 2010 to 2016.
If you’ve got a city that might be interested in bidding, email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll need to have a proposal to them by Oct. 19. Amazon looks forward to hearing from you — and everybody else. The team will get back to you in 2018.