Gary Taking a Shot at New Amazon HQ

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The bidding war has begun and the clock is ticking as Amazon searches for the flawless spot to build their second headquarters.

The headquarters jobs, which mostly include computer engineers, are expected to pay between $120,000 and $175,000, and will likely turbo boost development in whatever city it selects, said James Thomson, a former Amazon employee who is now a consultant and author of a book on Amazon.But, Thomson and others have said they are uncertain how a company like Amazon will manage two headquarters, which is highly unusual, and they believe that Detroit may not have enough tech talent.

According to the Star: Dilkens e-mailed Gilbert, and Gilbert responded saying, "It's amusing you contacted me, I was just thinking about contacting you".

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Space for up to eight million square feet for its office complex. We can strike a mutually beneficial deal that changes the course of my future as well as the families who live here. So I think we're kind of a winning team in that since.

"[Amazon] would have a significant impact on retail sales, property values, residential interest in living downtown, and [it would] certainly put more bodies in the trains that go in and around the Loop", Edwards said. Having been a good corporate resident of the region, Amazon is well aware of the tax benefits of Allentown's Neighborhood Improvement Zone and Bethlehem's City Revitalization and Improvement Zone as well as our abundant water supply and rare natural disasters. The state of IN is working on a competitive bid for the headquarters.

The Gary mayor's office also did not respond to a question about whether it was preparing a formal bid, or just taking out the ad.

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Each city must submit their bids between October 16 through 19.

Holcomb said he's called on the Indiana Economic Development Corporation to lead a collaborative effort to bring Amazon to Indiana.

Rauner says he's involved in the Chicago bid, but also in the Saint Louis effort.

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"I think if Amazon has their head on straight, they will consider central IN as a prime possibility for this new investment", Daniels said Monday. Amazon said the new headquarters should have easy access to an airport with direct flights to Seattle, New York, San Francisco and Washington D.C. The company plans to spend billions of dollars developing the headquarters and will hire 50,000 workers. Use the new jobs to revitalize an area.

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