As expected, Suffolk Downs topped the city's proposed sites.
"This is a great opportunity for us as a region to continue to tell our story to a global player", said Heather Ennis, president and CEO of the Northwest Indiana Forum. Despite the cattle call for bidders, he says it's inconceivable Amazon doesn't already have a short list of preferred locations if it lands the right deal.
In case you forgot, today is Amazon Day - the day when all the cities who want to host the e-commerce giant's second headquarters have to sendtheir proposals to Amazon.
The company released certain requirements for the potential home of its headquarters that included cities must have a population of at least one million and have an global airport.
Memphis is among the dozens of bidding cities. "The city is one of the most tech-forward in the world and that is attractive to Amazon, one of the most innovative companies in the 21st century".
More than 100 municipalities in North America are expected to submit bids, according to a press release.
Mr. Thomson said there has been too much public focus on financial incentives, and said Amazon's top internal concern is finding a large pool of technology talent. "The proposal portrays the numerous elements and assets of Cleveland that make us unique and demonstrates our community's capacity to successfully attract Amazon's HQ2".
"We're probably not going to win, the odds are against us, OK, but sometimes long shots win", says Dr. Gnuschke. The company's Seattle offices have sprawled into 33 buildings in the downtown core, and it is seeking a second headquarters location where it can eventually build 8 million square feet of space.