Amazon recently announced its intention to build a new second headquarters – Amazon HQ2 – with projected employment of 50,000 new full-time well-paying direct jobs once fully built out and operational. Based on Amazon’s express criteria, as described in the RFP released from its Office of Economic Development, as well as what we know about Amazon’s business and workforce, we believe that our region has all the assets to develop, deliver and execute on a successful proposal.
But, it will take all of us coming together to organize and mount a determined regional effort. Amazon is requesting one proposal per MSA (Metro Statistical Region), which increases the importance of working together on a single, outstanding collaborative proposal which highlights all of the greater region’s strengths.
Given the immense regional economic benefits associated with this project, the County of Los Angeles and its economic development organization, the LAEDC, have assembled a Regional Economic Development (RED) Team—led by the LAEDC’s award-winning Business Assistance Team with more than 130 years of combined experience in business attraction and retention—to mobilize all of the region’s key stakeholders and partners to develop and submit a single winning L.A. Region proposal.
Read the full story on LAEDC’s plans toward attracting Amazon.