CLOSE

Seattle-based Amazon is looking for another city to build its second headquarters and has plans to invest $5 billion and create 50,000 jobs. Jane Lee reports.
Video provided by Reuters
Newslook

Start spreading the news.

New York City wants to score Amazon’s second North American headquarters.

The local Economic Development Corp. plans to submit a plan in response to the Seattle-based Internet giant’s request for proposals. On its website, it’s soliciting “ideas and information regarding space, programs, and other assets that could be included in the City’s proposal and ultimately bring Amazon to New York City.”

The NYEDC is looking for buildings or sites that meet or exceed Amazon’s criteria and recommendations about partnerships with property owners, institutions or others.

Since Amazon made the announcement about its second-headquarters, or HQ2, plan, there’s been lots of buzz about which cities will attempt to score the site the company anticipates will cost $5 billion to build and operate. It also is expected to generate as many as 50,000 jobs.

Amazon added to the drama by saying both that it would give priority to metro areas with 1 million-plus people and that places interested in vying for the second headquarters should think “big” and “creatively.”

More: Amazon to add second headquarters with up to 50,000 jobs in grab for talent

More: Could your state land 50,000 Amazon jobs? Headquarters contest kicks off

Amazon’s presence is expected to inject a surge of money and population into whatever region it ultimately selects. The company said it’s added $38 billion to Seattle’s economy between 2010 and 2016 and boasts approximately 40,000 staffers in more than 8 million square feet of office space there.

CLOSE

The department store chain will house Amazon shops inside 10 of its stores. As Fred Katayama reports, the move comes as Kohl’s tries to snap its streak of falling sales.
Video provided by Reuters
Newslook

New York wants exactly that.

“New York City is where tech meets the real world. We have the most talented workforce and the most diverse economy on the planet. That’s the unique value proposition that has made us a magnet for the world’s most innovative tech companies these past two decades,” said Melissa Grace, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s spokeswoman.

Many cities are planning to apply, including Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Nashville and Minneapolis. Others, like Detroit, are considering it.

Follow…