St. Louis’ bid for Amazon HQ2

By September 8, 2017St. Louis, Uncategorized

St. Louis, along with metro-area leadership, is supposedly putting together a competitive bid for Amazon’s HQ2 RFP. The Post-Dispatch reports:

E-commerce giant Amazon.com is scouting North America for a second headquarters with as many as 50,000 jobs, and St. Louis officials said they plan to make a strong bid to be in the running for the $5 billion construction project.

The Seattle-based company announced Thursday that it was opening up a request for proposals process for a second headquarters in North America. The new location will be “a full equal” with its current Seattle headquarters, the company said, with as many as 50,000 jobs, said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO.

Regionally, this could be the one thing that brings St. Louis back from the brink. It’s not an NFL Stadium, it’s not an MLS Franchise, and it’s most certainly not the Paul McKee Northside boondoggle: It’s bringing high-paying jobs to St. Louis and having that income flow through the local economy.