Louisville Making Bid For New Amazon Headquarters

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville is joining the Amazon race.

Louisville Forward, the city's economic development wing, says it’s working on a proposal to draw the planned second Amazon headquarters to Louisville.

Amazon says the city that gets the new headquarters must have a metro area of at least one million people and a strong college community, things that Mayor Fischer says Louisville already has in place.

Louisville Forward spokeswoman Jessica Wethington says they are putting together a plan to bid on the project. She says they will highlight the region's strong position in shipping, e-commerce, advanced manufacturing and logistics.

Fischer says the city will do everything it can to attract the new facility and is working with the state to put a plan together.

The city that wins the competition will land a $5 billion headquarters with 50,000 jobs.

Bids are due by Oct. 19.

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