Amazon thinking of opening new headquarters in Pennsyvlania

The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque northern France

The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque northern France

The company received 238 applications from cities to be named the site for HQ2.

A final decision is expected sometime this year.

Amazon plans to remain in its sprawling Seattle headquarters, and the second home base will be "a full equal" to it, founder and CEO Jeff Bezos had said.

The Triad was among four North Carolina areas, joining Charlotte, Hickory and the Triangle, in sending packages to Seattle filled with incentive proposals and recruiting ideas.

"It was always a long shot, so that's why we made sure that everything we did was based on longer-term gain".

"The governor and the mayor are 1,000% aligned on the bid for Amazon", she said. "But at the same time, I'm so proud of what we put forward. And they're all miserable", the mayor said.

Greensboro and High Point have for two years been working together with Guilford County through the Guilford County Economic Development Alliance - a group that coordinates business recruitment throughout the county.

"Their RFP says they'd like their first building to be close to a transportation hub and/or buses", Driver said.

"It worked well with various portions of our staff to each have portions of the proposal so it wasn't overwhelming", Hill said.

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Cyclists pass beneath the downtown skyline on the hike and bike trail on Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas, a top candidate for Amazon's HQ2.

"Thank you to all 238 communities that submitted proposals". New Jersey's pitch contains $7 billion in tax breaks and Boston's offer includes $75 million for affordable housing for Amazon employees and others.

The shortlist news follows Apple's announcement on Wednesday that it would build a new USA campus and create 20,000 new jobs as part of a $30 billion investment, with both underlining the growing power of US technology companies over the economy. Now, the state will focus their attention - and $5 billion in incentives that Hogan's office said was proposed - on MoCo.

The city also pitched Suffolk Downs as a ideal location for the second headquarters due to the former horse-racing track's proximity to the airport, downtown and the waterfront. "A location in Northern Virginia would provide Amazon access to America's largest pipeline of technology talent, as well as a home in a well-managed state with a proven track record of fiscal stability".

Ranajoy Sarkar, a Wharton MBA student who submitted an entry into the competition, said at the time that he hoped the new headquarters would bring jobs to Philadelphia. Joyce Krawiec, R-Forsyth. Something most cities, including Austin, are not disclosing.

While there's a strong business case to be made, this is Chicago after all, so anything could happen to rattle the delicate Amazon bidding process. "I think Pitt and our role in the regional economy have a major impact". New York City's bid included over 26 million square feet of space across three boroughs.

Amazon's list includes New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Washington, D.C., Denver, Miami, Atlanta and Chicago.

The retailer company said in a statement that it will announce the winning city later this year after further discussions with the finalists.

Hicks said some neighboring counties might be better suited for the headquarters than Indianapolis due to their strong public schools.

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