Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma said Thursday that something like Wisconsin's $3 billion incentives package a year ago for a Foxconn electronics plant would go too far.
Amazon may use the list to pit the locations against each other and get better tax breaks or incentives, Kolko said. Vallejo's application created a much wider awareness of the economic development opportunities available here.
"Pennsylvania's strategic location in the heart of the East Coast, nationally ranked educational institutions, and a workforce equipped to support future growth makes it prime for Amazon's second headquarters in North America", said Wolf.
Following this announcement, students from Dora High School created a video listing all the ways and reasons why coming to Birmingham would be beneficial for Amazon as well as Alabamians.
"The Bay Area is too close to (Amazon's) current headquarters and the new area needed to be either in the Midwest or on the East Coast coast to help with growing USA logistics", Bajarin said. "We expect to make a decision in 2018". Indianapolis made the Top 20, while the city of Gary's did not.
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"We heard they weren't looking for anything in the Bay Area because of the cost, but, that said, at least we got looked at and that alone can have huge spin-off benefits". City and state officials haven't released proposal details.
Amazon is deciding where to build "HQ2", an up to 8-million square foot facility it says could produce 50,000 jobs.
Boston and Somerville are going up against 19 other cities and regions in the race for Amazon's HQ2.
But numerous state and local governments competing for the headquarters have refused to disclose the tax breaks or other financial incentives they offered.
Such viral marketing stunts, combined with the very public promotion of the contest by Amazon, make the whole thing seem like a dystopian reality TV show, where cities gamble taxpayers' money in the hope that this global corporate Midas will grace them with its presence.
While cities across the country submitted bids to compete for Amazon's second North American headquarters, Calgary's approach could only be described as eccentric.
The extra space will help the rapidly growing company, which had almost 542,000 employees at the end of September, a 77 percent jump from the year before. Some of that growth came from Amazon's almost $14 billion acquisition past year of natural foods grocer Whole Foods and its 89,000 employees.