Amazon is likely going to move into the next stage of choosing its second headquarters without the kind of publicity exhibited during the request for proposals. According to people familiar with the process, the company would like to stop the public nature of the first phase and conduct the next steps quietly.
The competition that attracted 238 cities aims to identify a location that will host a $5 billion second headquarters for Amazon in North America. This is expected to create 50,000 high paying jobs with average salaries of $100,000 per year. With other additional benefits to the local economy, most cities rushed to submit proposals with the hope of landing the lucrative deal.