Gov. Ducey: State ready to woo Amazon to land its second headquarters

By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said the state will try to woo Amazon to bring its second headquarters here.

“Of course we want to compete,” Ducey said Sept. 14 after a meeting of the Arizona Commerce Authority, the state agency tasked with recruiting businesses to the state.

The Seattle-based web giant announced plans to build a second headquarters last week. The company said it would prefer a metropolitan area with more than one million people, a stable business environment and a strong talent pool.

Related: Valdez: Tucson tortures a cactus to get Amazon’s attention

Amazon also said it expects incentives from wherever it chooses to build the headquarters.

Yesterday, Tucson-area business leaders sent Amazon founder Jeff Bezos a 21-foot saguaro cactus in an attempt to win the company’s favor.

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