'Move the World' video promotes Detroit for new Amazon headquarters

'Move the World' video promotes Detroit for new Amazon headquarters

The ad said the city didn't meet Amazon's requirement for on-site mass transit, but said residents can easily get to work "on foot, on a bike or just by a quick drive".

"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.

The City of Guelph and the University of Guelph are throwing their support in for Toronto's bid to host Amazon's second worldwide headquarters.

Las Vegas continues to try and attract Amazon in hopes of being home to the online retailer's second U.S. headquarters. Little Rock also couldn't meet other requirements cited by the company, including that the location be within 45 minutes of an worldwide airport. "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".

"It's a long shot, but it would really benefit the city", said resident Luke Hanson. The city is supporting a northwest IN plan led by Gary, but also sent IN a bid of its own.

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 company said the second headquarters could bring around 50,000 new jobs to the chosen location.

An open letter from San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg says "it's hard to imagine" Amazon hasn't already decided where it wants to go. Amazon expects to hire up to 50,000 employees for its new headquarters, and is already struggling to fill all its existing jobs, with 3,000 technology positions now open, Mr. Thomson said.

Amazon will make its decision known next year. The sites include land in downtown Mississauga adjacent to the Square One Shopping Centre.

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