Amazon continues to gain ground following its high-profile acquisition of Whole Foods, and now the company is looking to fortify its current position by building a second North American headquarters. HQ2, as the company calls it, has been projected to cost more than $5 billion, accommodating up to 50,000 staff. And the company has put out a call for proposals to regional governments as it seeks a location for the massive project.
“We expect HQ2 to be a full equal to our Seattle headquarters,” Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said in a press release. “Amazon HQ2 will bring billions of dollars in up-front and ongoing investments, and tens of thousands of high-paying jobs. We’re excited to find a second home.”
Amazon has noted that an ideal location for HQ2 would involve:
Amazon also noted, in its press release, that the project would initially need more than 500,000 square feet and up to 8 million square feet beyond 2027.
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