Newark releases Amazon HQ2 proposal highlighting the city's diversity, tech infrastructure
The New Jersey city released the document after a February lawsuit requested access to the proposal. Amazon is expected to make a decision this year.
by - Abrar Al-Heeti - April 26, 2018 1:59 PM
On Wednesday, the city released its proposal to host the e-commerce giant's second headquarters after resident Steven Wronko sued for access to it in February. The proposal, titled "Yes, Newark," is more than 200 pages long and highlights the city's diverse population, tech infrastructure and transportation systems. It also offers suggested locations for the headquarters and touts more than 50 pages of letters of recommendations.
The city redacted the financial incentives it is offering the Seattle e-tailer. (Here are parts one, two and three of Newark's bid.)
Amazon has been on the hunt for a city to host its second headquarters since September and plans to make a selection later this year. In January, the company unveiled 20 finalists after vetting proposals from 238 communities in the US, Canada and Mexico. The company has said HQ2 will match its Seattle headquarters in size and importance, and the company expects to spend more than $5 billion on the project.
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