Amazon starts searching for second headquarters

SEATTLE (AP/KXAN) — Amazon has opened the search for a second headquarters, promising to spend more than $5 billion on the site. The online giant, based in Seattle, says that the new site would come with up to 50,000 jobs.

The announcement Thursday will set off a scramble among cities vying to make the short list. The company estimates that investments in Seattle between 2010 and 2016 added $38 billion to the city’s economy.

Cities and states are being advised by Inc. to visit for more information.

Austin is home to an Amazon corporate office that opened in 2015 at the Domain, on 11501 Alterra Parkway Suite 200. The company also opened a fulfillment center in San Marcos less than a year ago.

Austin’s Chamber of Commerce believes the city is a “strong contender” for the company’s second HQ. “Our region has so many great attributes that companies look for including a deep reservoir of talent, an abundance of available land, a growing airport, and a quality of life that is very appealing,” said the chamber in a statement. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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