Amazon has invited cities across America to submit bids for their new “HQ2” – a second corporate headquarters that will eventually house over 50,000 Amazon employees. Houston is uniquely positioned as the perfect destination for Amazon’s new home.
Even while dealing with the aftermath of historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, Houston is proving it’s resolve to come back stronger than ever. Determined Houstonians, aided by city and state leaders, have shown the country how people can work together in a crisis.
HoustonStrong reveals that the American spirit is still alive and well. The State of Texas, The City of Houston, and the Houston Partnership should highlight our tenacity when making a substantial bid for Amazon HQ2 – emphasizing Houston’s strength and resilience.
Amazon has listed 4 needs for their next headquarters. “In choosing the location for HQ2, Amazon has a preference for:
- Metropolitan areas with more than one million people
- A stable and business-friendly environment
- Urban or suburban locations with the potential to attract and retain strong technical talent
- Communities that think big and creatively when considering locations and real estate options.”
Potential Houston locations fit the bill in each of these needs. Houston is one of the friendliest business climates in the country, the most diverse city in the country, and has a lower than national average cost of living.
Amazon proposed their ‘ideal site’ in their RFP.