Amazon HQ2: the online giant looking for a city to call it home

Amazon HQ2: the online giant looking for a city to call it home

Amazon’s call for submissions to be the host city for Amazon HQ2, their second headquarters, ends this week, on October 19.

Expecting Amazon to invest over $5 billion in construction only, cities in USA must be scrambling to put together a good bait.

Amazon’s formal online Request of Proposal to interested parties provides the Amazon HQ2 RFP, a detailed document where they explain that this new company headquarters will house up to 50,000 full-time employees “over the next ten to fifteen years, following commencement of operations.”

Amazon boasts the “successful growth of the company” as the main reason to build this HQ2. But it seems that this success outgrew Seattle, WA.

Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in Seattle on July 5, 1994.

At Amazon’s current HQ location in Seattle, they employ more than 40,000 people. A total of more than 380,000 employees are running the company operations throughout the world.


Seattle, current Amazon HQ city, from the top of the Space Needle.

The chosen city must be a stable and business-friendly environment, and must have a metropolitan area with more than one million people, the call for proposals explain. They are open for it to be either an urban or downtown campus, and can settle on urban or suburban locations.

The complete information is provided by Amazon on the document Amazon HQ2 RFP →, where they establish their priorities, project facts, information required, vision and goals, among others.

Which cities do you think may be considered to be Amazon’s HQ2? Bear in mind that some of the requirements include communities “that think big and creatively.”

Will a city in the State Florida will be considered by Amazon to call it home? We will keep an eye on this interesting real estate development.

For an in deep view on this important subject, check the article by Liz Dominguez, The Search Is On: It’s Prime Time for Amazon’s Second Headquarters, for RISMedia.


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