Jacksonville, FL — Jacksonville failed to land on Amazon’s top 20 locations for its second headquarters.
Amazon says that after sorting through 238 proposals, the potential locations still include tech-strong places like Boston and New York. Other contenders include:
Montgomery County, Maryland
Northern Virginia, Virginia
The company is expected to make a final selection sometime this year. Amazon.com Inc. said it will make a final selection sometime this year.
“Jacksonville’s pursuit of the Amazon HQ2 location was aspirational, and demonstrates exactly the type of economic, business development opportunities important to the city’s future. While Jacksonville was not named as a finalist for this project, Mayor Curry and the administration work every day to identify opportunities that expand the local economy and create jobs while protecting taxpayer money.” Tia R. Ford, City of Jacksonville – Public Information Officer
Jacksonville offered up to 200-acres of waterfront property for free if the company establishes its second headquarters in the River City.
City officials said the Jacksonville Shipyards, located in downtown Jacksonville, would be conveyed at no cost for Amazon.
The proposal pitched Jacksonville as having the ideal network access points needed for the Seattle-based commerce company.