LAEDC Files Amazon HQ Bid

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As of Thursday, October 19, 2017

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. has put in a formal bid to e-commerce giant Amazon.com to build its second corporate headquarters in Los Angeles County.

LAEDC’s Amazon bid was submitted on Oct. 18 with cooperation of a host of municipalities such as the city of Los Angeles, according to an LAEDC statement. Amazon announced in September that it was soliciting bids for a second corporate headquarters outside of its Seattle compound. Scores of cities have already thrown their hat in the ring or are in the process of submitting bids. Other California cities said to be in competition include San Diego, Sacramento, San Jose and Oakland.

In a statement announcing the formal bid, Bill Allen, LAEDC’s chief executive officer, outlined attributes that make Los Angeles County a suitable location for Amazon:

“The LA Metropolitan Region’s proposal contains nine separate and distinct sites located throughout Los Angeles County, each of which meets the specific requirements listed in the Amazon RFP. Though the specific sites are not being disclosed by the LAEDC for competitive reasons, they afford Amazon a strong set of options (including existing collections of buildings, in-fill development opportunities and greenfield sites) to choose amongst, while still being able to meet Amazon’s timeline and development plans.”