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Amazon says “No” to KCMO

By Eulogio JP

Amazon isn’t setting up offices in Kansas City, Mo.
In September 2017, Amazon announced it would accept proposals from cities interested in hosting its second campus headquarters, which are planned to be as large as its main campus in Seattle. Applicant cities had to have a metropolitan area with more than 1 million people, a stable and business-friendly environment, and to be in an urban or suburban location with the potential to attract and retain strong technical talent. Additionally, Amazon requested that the cities’ proposals include detailed information on incentives and tax breaks for Amazon.
A total of 238 proposals were submitted, including Kansas City, Mo.’s, Amazon said.
Some cities tried special tactics to attract Amazon. For instance, Tucson, Ariz., sent a 21-foot cactus to CEO Jeff Benzos. Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Sly James posted 1,000 five-star reviews from customers about Amazon products.
Arguably, however, the city that went the furthest to lure the giant online retailer was Stonecrest, Ga. The Stonecrest District Council voted to change the city’s name from Stonecrest to Amazon.
On Jan. 18, Amazon announced it had narrowed its options by naming the following 20 locations as the finalists: Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas; Denver; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; Miami; Montgomery County, Md.; Nashville, Tenn.; Newark, N.J.; New York City; Northern Virginia; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Raleigh, N.C.; Toronto; and Washington, D.C.
With its announcement, Amazon also said it’s ready to “dive deeper into their (each cities’) proposals.” The question Amazon will consider in narrowing its search is whether the prospective locations can support the company’s plan to add up to 50,000 jobs.
The finalist will be announced before year’s end.

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Amazon dice “No” a KCMO

Amazon establecerá su sede en Kansas City, Mo.
En septiembre del 2017, Amazon anunció que aceptaría propuestas de ciudades interesadas en albergar su segunda sede central, que se prevé que sea tan grande como su campus principal en Seattle. Las ciudades candidatas deben tener un área metropolitana con más de 1 millón de personas, un entorno estable y favorable a las empresas, y estar en una ubicación urbana o suburbana con el potencial de atraer y retener un fuerte talento técnico. Además, Amazon solicitó que las propuestas de las ciudades incluyan información detallada sobre incentivos y ayuda fiscales para Amazon.
Se presentaron un total de 238 propuestas, incluida Kansas City, Mo.’s, dijo Amazon.
Algunas ciudades probaron tácticas especiales para atraer a Amazon. Por ejemplo, Tucson, Arizona, envió un cactus de 21 pies al CEO Jeff Benzos. Kansas City, Missouri, el alcalde Sly James publicó 1,000 opiniones de cinco estrellas sobre productos de Amazon.
Posiblemente, sin embargo, la ciudad que fue más lejos para atraer al gigante fue Stonecrest, Georgia. El Consejo de Stonecrest votó a favor de cambiar el nombre de la ciudad de Stonecrest a Amazon.
El 18 de enero, Amazon anunció que había reducido sus opciones al nombrar a los siguientes 20 lugares como los finalistas: Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Bostón; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas; Denver; Indianápolis; Los Ángeles; Miami; Condado de Montgomery, Md .; Nashville, Tenn.; Newark, N.J .; Nueva York; Virginia del Norte; Filadelfia; Pittsburgh; Raleigh, N.C .; Toronto; y Washington, D.C.
Con su anuncio, Amazon también dijo que está listo para “profundizar en sus propuestas (de cada ciudad)”. La pregunta que Amazon considerará al limitar su búsqueda es si las ubicaciones prospectivas pueden respaldar el plan de la compañía de agregar hasta 50,000 empleos.
El finalista será anunciado antes de fin de año.

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