New York hoping to woo Amazon for its headquarters

Amazon is mulling setting up new headquarters with a plan to invest $5 billion and generate thousands of jobs.

To this end states and cities around the US have been trying to woo Amazon to set up shop and the latest to join the race is New York city. The city is seeking ideas and information from community organisations, people and businesses for the proposal.

Other US cities such as Chicago, Baltimore, Houston, Boston and Orlando have also expressed their formal interest in hosting Amazon’s headquarters. More than 50 cities are expected to submit proposals by Amazon’s deadline of October 19.

New York city said that it is a strong contender for a number of reasons, including its vast higher education system, diverse workforce, and proven track record with hosting tech headquarters. The city’s Google headquarters now has 5,000 employees, making it the company’s largest workforce outside Silicon Valley.

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