Many cities across the country put their name in the hat for Amazon’s second headquarters when it was announced recently. Could St. Louis be a viable contender?
Consider what Amazon is looking for.
The tech giant wants to put its second headquarters in a city with a diverse population of at least one million people and room for up to 50,000 workers. Amazon, like other companies, would like certain tax incentives from state and local governments for the project.
While it may take several months for Amazon to begin seriously narrowing its list of potential cities, St. Louis is competing with other large metropolitan cities like Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, and Dallas as cities who would like to be home to the new headquarters. With the opportunity to gain so many good paying jobs and an investment of more than $5 billion by Amazon, it’s no wonder competition will be fierce until Amazon makes a decision.
But if St. Louis were to land the second headquarters, it would be a huge economic boon to the area.