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[OP-ED] Dear Amazon: Don’t put your second headquarters in Glendale

Posted by   /  November 27, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.)  By Kevin Phelps | Special for The Republic An Open Letter to Jeff Bezos: During this time of the year where time is set aside to give thanks, we have much to be thankful for here in Glendale. Just a few short years ago we were […]

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Phoenix lands on CNBC’s list of cities with best shot at Amazon HQ2

Posted by   /  November 22, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Tim Gallen | Phoenix Business Journal Phoenix was included on a list compiled by CNBC of cities with the best shot at landing Amazon’s HQ2, but for some curious reason, it was coupled with Tucson. You read that right. CNBC bundled Phoenix and Tucson into one region when ranking 23 different metros it believes have the best shot […]

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Pima County tries to woo Amazon with 120-acre ‘innovation campus’

Posted by   /  November 3, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Murphy Woodhouse and Joe Ferguson | Arizona Daily Star Pima County is hoping that Amazon might consider a 120-acre parcel of land it owns along the recently improved Sunset Road west of Interstate 10 as a possible home for its massive second headquarters. The county calls it the Sunset Innovation Campus and touts its […]

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Glendale part of Amazon bid

Posted by   /  November 3, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Darrell Jackson | GlendaleStar The West Valley is well represented, as over 200 cities have issued proposals for Amazon’s second company headquarters dubbed HQ2. The online retailer started seeking a new location in September for its second headquarters, promising cities it would bring 50,000 new jobs and spend up to $5 billion. Proposals from […]

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[COLUMN] Following the (bike) trail to Amazon’s second headquarters

Posted by   /  October 30, 2017  /  Economy, Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By James B. Stewart | The New York Times Amazon said this week it had received proposals from 238 cities and regions across North America that are vying for its new, second headquarters, called HQ2. No wonder: With a prize of 50,000 high-paying jobs, a promised $5 billion in construction spending and the prestige of having a headquarters […]

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Amazon says 238 places want to host its new headquarters

Posted by   /  October 23, 2017  /  Economy  /  No Comments

Tech giant won’t name names, though New York, Boston, Atlanta and Nashville are among those that have made their bids public By Laura Stevens | The Wall Street Journal Amazon.com Inc . AMZN -1.69% ’s open competition for its second headquarters triggered an extraordinary response, with the tech giant saying 238 cities and regions had […]

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Mesa mayor makes pitch to Amazon for second headquarters

Posted by   /  October 20, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

KTAR The bids to become the home of Amazon’s second headquarters have gone out and now Mesa Mayor John Giles waits to hear back from the online shopping giant. Giles and officials from between 50 to 100 cities and counties had until Thursday to submit proposals. He felt awfully good about his Phoenix suburb’s chances to land […]

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Why Amazon’s new headquarters won’t guarantee economic boon

Posted by   /  October 19, 2017  /  Economy  /  No Comments

Cities across the country are falling over themselves to score the winning ticket in the biggest local lottery — Amazon’s second North American Headquarters. Today’s the deadline for them to submit proposals. But luring Amazon’s promised 50,000 jobs comes with costs that may outweigh the benefits for some cities. Why cities care: Mayors see dollar […]

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Will Arizona home prices sway Amazon’s search for second headquarters?

Posted by   /  October 16, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Russ Wiles | The Republic Amazon’s search for a second home to complement its Seattle headquarters has prompted all sorts of cities to enter the competition. The ultimate winner will land up to 50,000 high-paying jobs, a corporate giant on the cutting edge of innovation and huge bragging rights that could lead to more business expansions and startups. Amazon has […]

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Cities’ appeals to Amazon ranked

Posted by   /  October 13, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Washingtonian It’s been a little more than three weeks since Amazon announced it plans to build a second global headquarters somewhere in North America. And in that time, mayors and business development officials in towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas across the continent have stumbled over themselves to explain why their municipalities are the best […]

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