Saguaro cactus to remind Amazon why Tucson is ‘prime’ location for HQ2

View of Tucson from Sentinel Peak./:Image– John Diebolt

By David McGlothlin | AZBigMedia

The saguaro cactus is the iconic cactus of the Sonoran Desert known for how large it grows and how long it lives, which can grow to over 40 feet tall and live for several hundred years. Southern Arizona, in particularly Tucson, hopes Amazon will do the same here.

Today in Tucson, Sun Corridor Inc., Southern Arizona’s economic development group, loaded a 21-foot saguaro cactus on a flat-bed truck today to deliver to Jeff Bezos at Amazon, in a bid to bring Amazon’s highly-coveted second headquarters to Tucson and Southern Arizona, which is home to millions of Saguaros.

Amazon announced late last week that it is planning to build a second corporate headquarters location in North America. Dubbed “Project Amazon HQ2,” Amazon says that it is considering metropolitan areas with populations of more than one million people, will hire as many as 50,000 new full-time employees over the next 10-15 years, and invest over $5 billion in capital. The new location will include a site that is urban/suburban and require 8-million square feet of space.


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