Could Amazon Set Up Headquarters In New Jersey?
Amazon announced last week it would spend more than $5 billion to build another headquarters in North America to house as many as 50,000 employees.
Atlantic County officials have made a pitch to Amazon to be that location, a move that would bring employment and property taxes to a region with one of the highest foreclosure rates in the nation.
Amazon's requirements include being near a metropolitan area with more than 1 million people; being able to attract top technical talent; being within 45 minutes of an international airport; having direct access to mass transit; and being able to expand the headquarters to as much as 8 million square feet in the next decade.
While the area doesn't really meet the mass transit requirement. Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson argued that Atlantic County is near metros with over one million people (Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C.), has an international airport, the Federal Aviation Administration’s William J. Hughes Technical Center, Stockton University and “a diverse population, quality workforce and outstanding recreation amenities.”
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