Amazon's Jeff Bezos announced last Thursday that Amazon will build a second twin headquarters in a "to be named later" location. They will spend $5 Billion to build the "HQ2" and ultimately employ 50,000 people at the new site.

So, of course, every city in North America went nuts when they heard that. Including Detroit and Grand Rapids. (Lansing doesn't fit the Amazon criteria of being near a metro area of 1 million or more) The New York Times thinks Amazon will choose Denver. Others are betting Amazon will choose Toronto, Canada.

However, Detroit is on the ball, according to the Free Press,  with Quicken Loans founder and chairman Dan Gilbert forming a team to go pitch Detroit to Amazon. Among the strong points - plenty of inexpensive office space downtown and a legendary work ethic. Plus, the theory goes, Amazon would then get credit for saving the city of Detroit.

Stay tuned. Here's the story.

 

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