Jefferson City, Mo— This week, Amazon announced its decision to locate a second headquarters in North America. Missouri will compete aggressively for this expansion.
"We are on a mission to make Missouri a best-in-class state to do business. We’ve taken bold action, and we’re getting results. Now, Missouri can compete with any state in the nation to win quality jobs for Missouri families, and we compete for every job. This is an exciting opportunity, and we're going to fight to win," said Governor Eric Greitens.
Multiple locations are being considered by the company. The Missouri Department of Economic Development will work with any community across the state that meets the scope of the proposal. Currently, the state and its partners are reviewing the proposal from Amazon and are preparing a response.
According to details released publicly by the company, Amazon is looking for a location for a second corporate headquarters. They expect make a capital investment of $5 billion, and create up to 50,000 jobs with an average wage exceeding $100,000 per employee. Amazon is seeking sites with a population of more than 1 million people.