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Chicago didn’t win the HQ2 Amazon lottery….now what?

November 16, 2018

A year ago, Amazon announced an RFP from cities around the country to compete to become the site of HQ2. In the RFP, Amazon highlighted considerations such as infrastructure, educated workforce, population, transportation and real estate. We wrote about all the great reasons why Chicago should be selected.  This week, it was announced that Northern Virginia and New York city will be splitting t...

Amazon Should Select Second City – Chicago – For 2nd HQ

October 7, 2017

Amazon recently announced that they are seeking a home for their second headquarters – HQ2. In the request for proposal (RFP) , Amazon plans to hire up to 50,000 employees with an average annual compensation of more than $100K within 10-15 years. From a capital expenditures standpoint, Amazon plans to spend $5B on this new headquarters. This means that the city Amazon picks as their next home w...