Who Will Win The Amazon Sweepstakes?

Amazon said last month that it would build out a second headquarters equal to its Seattle campus in some North American city spending $5 billion over the course of more than a decade

Why Atlanta Is the Early Favorite to Land Amazon's Second Headquarters

The e-commerce giant announced last month that it planned to invest more than $5 billion in opening Amazon HQ2, a second company headquarters in North America that would also create tens of thousands of spin-off jobs.

Amazon said Monday it has received 238 pitches from places across North America vying to be home to its second headquarters.

Amazon received proposals from metro areas in all of the dark green states and provinces on this map.

"The team is excited to review each of them!"

The deadline to submit was October 19.

Boston sent in a proposal that promoted Suffolk Downs, the horse track, as a prime site for Amazon, which is based in Seattle. The plan proposes four sites - Chula Vista, downtown, Mission Valley and Otay Mesa. Chula Vista would provide the company with 85 acres valued at $100 million and tax breaks of $300 million over 10 years. Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos would be its mayor for life, Lary said.

Amazon already has a large presence in San Diego after leasing more than 100,000 square feet of office space in University City.

As part of the offer, the political leaders have told Amazon that the state and city are willing to consider offering additional incentives as it narrows down its final list of cities it is considering, the sources said.

Some analysts believe that the company will want to diversify geographically away from the West Coast. To accommodate the company's growth in Seattle, taxpayers funded hundreds of millions of dollars in improvements, although Amazon directly contributed $30 billion to the local economy.

When Amazon announced its search for a second home on September 7, the company included a list of requirements: a city with over 1 million people, a business-friendly environment, the ability to attract tech talent, and "communities that think big and creatively when considering locations and real estate options".

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