The mayor of Arkansas' capital city says Little Rock will submit an application to become the location of Amazon's second headquarters.
Mark Stodola wrote on Twitter on Monday that the city "will Think Big and Be Creative" as it creates its bid to attract the tech giant.
Amazon said Thursday that it plans to spend more than $5 billion to build a second headquarters in North America to house as many as 50,000 employees.
The company's requirements: It wants to be near a metropolitan area with more than 1 million people; be able to attract top technical talent; be within 45 minutes of an international airport; have direct access to mass transit; and wants to be able to expand that headquarters to as much as 8 million square feet in the next decade. Its original headquarters is in Seattle.
Little Rock's airport does not have U.S. Customs Service presence or direct international flights, according to its website. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metro area had a population of 731,612 in 2015.
-- Arkansas Online
Business on 09/12/2017
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