Amazon Passes on Maine for Second Headquarters
Two proposals sent to Amazon for consideration for a new company headquarters in Maine have both been rejected by the online giant. Don't feel bad- so were several hundred other proposals from all over the country.
Amazon had been taking proposals for their second headquarters but have now narrowed there locations down to twenty cities within North America, including Boston and one location in Canada, with 3/4 of those locations East of the Mississippi.
The second facility is to be considered the second headquarters in North America, AKA Amazon HQ2. The web page explaining the facility continues further on expectations:
We expect to invest over $5 billion in construction and grow this second headquarters to include as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs – it will be a full equal to our current campus in Seattle. In addition to Amazon’s direct hiring and investment, construction and ongoing operation of Amazon HQ2 is expected to create tens of thousands of additional jobs and tens of billions of dollars in additional investment in the surrounding community.
Now we wait for Amazon to consider their chosen proposals with a decision to be made at some point this year. They are looking to find a candidate that has a large enough population to accommodate their hiring needs with a location whose community would benefit the company's employees.