Amazon has announced plans to open a second headquarters in North America and today launched a request for proposal (RFP) from local and state governments as it looks to pin down a site for the project.
The new facility, announced as “ Amazon HQ2 ,” will receive more than $5 billion for construction and is expected to house up to 50,000 new people, according to a press release issued by the company today.
Though the new flagship space is tentatively referred to as “HQ2,” Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos stressed that it won’t be regarded as a satellite office.
In terms of its criteria for selecting a location, Amazon said that it’s targeting “stable and business-friendly” metropolitan areas with a population of at least one million people, and that it will consider both urban and suburban sites “with the potential to attract and retain strong technical talent.”
By looking to new horizons, Amazon is not only facilitating its potential for gargantuan growth, it could also be offering employees more affordable environs while alleviating stress on the local Seattle community.
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