According to the company, those bids have come from 54 states, provinces, districts, and territories across the continent.
— Amazon News (@amazonnews) October 23, 2017
Amazon announced in September that it was looking to open Amazon HQ2 in North America, and invited cities to send in bids.
Applicants were asked to give details on sites, capital and operational costs, incentives, labour force, logistics, time to operations, cultural community fit, and qualify of life.
While Vancouver has declined to release its bid until a decision is made, others have been making the rounds online.
Winning Amazon’s HQ2 would mean building an office complex of up to 8 million sq. ft. and filling 50,000 positions, with average annual salaries of $100,000.
“We expect to invest over $5 billion in construction and grow this second headquarters to include as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs – it will be a full equal to our current campus in Seattle,” reads Amazon’s website.
“In addition to Amazon’s direct hiring and investment, construction and ongoing operation of Amazon HQ2 is expected to create tens of thousands of additional jobs and tens of billions of dollars in additional investment in the surrounding community.”
The chosen city will be announced by Amazon sometime in 2018. Does Canada stand a chance? Only time will tell…