OKC Mayor Mick Cornett said Oklahoma’s chances to seriously compete for such a massive corporation are too small.
“As much as I would love the opportunity for us to seriously compete for it,” he said, “it’s hard to imagine that we could come up with the type of tools and dollars that they are going to expect.”
@cityoftulsagov will need at least $3B for @amazon
Mark Sweeney: winner of @amazon will pay + than WI did 4 Foxconn
Why Amazon Needs Some Cities More Than They Need Amazon
Buyer beware for mayors mulling a bid on the internet retailer’s second headquarters
Mayors should think twice before writing a big check because the playing field between cities and companies has changed.
As the U.S. economy has shifted from manufacturing to knowledge-intensive products, that has also altered where companies decide to locate. LINK TO STORY
Looks like some places are way ahead of Tulsa
432-acre Phillips 66 property in Louisville is under contract; site touted for Amazon HQ2
Nearly five years after Phillips 66 Co. pulled the plug on its plans to develop a 432-acre parcel in Louisville into an alternative-energy research center, a California-based company that operates exclusively in Colorado has placed the land under contract.
Bancroft Capital agreed to buy the property in June, Doug McDonald, the company's founder, told me. And — referring to Amazon.com Inc.'s hunt for a location for a sprawling second headquarters campus — he said the parcel is "one of a few really dynamic sites in Colorado" suitable for the Amazon complex. LINK TO STORY