Dallas Regional Chamber Isn't Showing Its Amazon Hand as HQ2 Deadline Approaches

In New Jersey, state and city leaders ponied up $7 billion in tax incentives to woo digital retailing giant Amazon's second corporate headquarters to Newark.Chicago's already submitted its bid for the 50,000-employee corporate campus that's one of the most coveted economic development prizes ever.Washington, D.C., has publicly identified four sites it's pitching to Amazon for the office complex that could eventually grow to 8 million square feet.And in Chula Vista, Calif., city leaders published a 48-page "Welcome Home Amazon" book and tucked in $400 million to catch Amazon's eye.Hundreds of communities across the U.S. are pulling out the stops to lure the Seattle-based retailer as the deadline approaches in one of the most public civic competitions in years. Amazon has given cities until Thursday to submit their best offers.In North Texas, real estate developers and communities have cobbled together more than three dozen potential properties where Amazon could plant its flag.  Continue reading...

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