Hamilton left off Amazon's list for new headquarters
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jan 19, 2018,
Jan 19, 2018, 10:19
City Manager Troy Schulte said it may have been Kansas City's lack of public transit and the percentage of the population engaged in tech. "We are focused on bringing good employers with sustainable jobs for our people today and in the future, and together with our state and regional partners, we look forward to continuing to explore this opportunity with Amazon to determine if we are the right fit for each other". "But I believe that we have the stamina to get over all of them".
"I can think of no place in America that offers the great potential that Newark does for Amazon", she said.
"But we used this opportunity to showcase all the options in DE not just for Amazon, but for any business looking for a location to set down roots and grow", they said.
Louisville, with the help of Southern Indiana, submitted its application by Amazon's October 18 deadline.
FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, file photo, a clerk reaches to a shelf to pick an item for a customer order at the Amazon Prime warehouse, in NY. "We'll work closely with the administration on that to be sure the IEDC (the Indiana Economic Development Corp.) and the governor have all the tools they need to make Indiana as attractive in this regard without hopefully giving away the store". "We already know over the next 10 years in terms of finding workers and new opportunities we are going to have to do the work anyway", said Hardy. Before leaving office Tuesday, Gov. Chris Christie approved a measure to allow New Jersey to offer up to $5 billion to Amazon.
"I'm sure there will be some blowback", says Edward Jones' Olson. We also send freebies and lots of other goodies exclusively to our email subscribers.
After 238 cities from North America submitted bids, Amazon announced its short list included three in the vicinity of the U.S. capital Washington, and the Canadian city of Toronto. Bay Area Council President Jim Wunderman said the decision was disappointing.
"We are prepared to compete at the next level and the next level after that", he said. "We have to address not only the positives that our region has but also the challenges that our region has", TribLIVE reports.
Austin and Dallas are among 20 areas being considered for that headquarters, Amazon announced Thursday. "However, we're excited the Commonwealth of Virginia is still under consideration", Virginia Beach Mayor William Sessoms Jr. said.
The list of finalists highlights a key challenge facing the USA economy: Jobs and economic growth are increasingly concentrated in a few large metro areas, mostly on the East and West Coasts and a few places in between, such as Texas.