Recently, Amazon announced plans to open a second headquarters in North America. Dubbed “HQ2,” the facility will cost at least $5 billion to construct and operate and will employ as many as 50,000 workers.
Cities and regional economic development organizations have been invited to submit proposals, and several cities have already expressed interest in the possibility of Amazon’s new headquarters coming to their turf. Including the state of Utah.
Wednesday, the Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Val Hale, said Utah has responded to the company’s request for a proposal.
“Utah has become an attractive destination for technology companies, and we invite Amazon, or any company, to explore opportunities in our state. Corporate recruitment is a very competitive process, and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development is focused on attracting world-class companies that contribute to Utah’s quality of life.”
Earlier this year the internet-based retailer announced they are building a $200 million fulfillment facility bringing with it 1,500 full time jobs in the Beehive state.