Amazon has released a list of their top 20 contenders for their new headquarters. Neither Kansas City nor Saint Louis made the cut.
The deadline for submissions to Amazon to host their new headquarters building has come and gone, and both Kansas City and Saint Louis tendered proposals. Unfortunately, neither city is releasing its proposal to the public, citing a non-disclosure agreement with Amazon.
The Kansas City Star editorial board has been critical of the secrecy, noting in an October 6 column that the agreement is
The imaginations of municipal governments across the country have been captured by the prospect of being chosen as the location of Amazon’s second headquarters. The project promises 50,000 jobs and an overall investment of $5 billion. How likely is Kansas City to win?