Charlotte, the Triangle and Triad all made plays to land Amazon.com’s second headquarters. But the competition between North Carolina’s three largest metropolitan areas pales compared to the national picture. The company received 238 proposals by the end of last week. Amazon.com’s $5 billion project could bring 50,000 jobs to whichever city the company chooses.
The Research Triangle Park Partnership has shipped its 32-pound proposal to Amazon.com, and business luminaries from Hugh McColl to Michael Jordan have made the case for Charlotte. The Charlotte Regional Partnership prepared a custom-made wooden box for a proposal including 22 sites in the area. North Carolina’s two biggest metropolitan areas, along with other cities around […]
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