Online retail giant Amazon announced Thursday its intention to build a second headquarters in North America dubbed HQ2 to complement its Seattle headquarters. The company has asked states and cities to pitch their proposals to become the titan’s second home with information available at www.amazon.com/amazonHQ2.
The company projects an outlay of $5 billion in construction costs for the new complex and the creation of 50,000 new top-paying jobs. Cities with more than one million residents and an environment that is business-friendly will be given preference. The location should also have the ability to attract solid technical talent in software development and allied fields while maintaining creativity when considering available real estate options.