JEFFERSON CITY (KTRS) – As St. Louis and Kansas City submit bids Thursday for the second headquarters of Amazon, the state of Missouri is turning in its own bid – with the promise of building what it calls an innovation corridor between the major metro areas.
Missouri Economic Development Director Rob Dixon says the proposal would offer St. Louis or Kansas City as starting points for Amazon’s second headquarters … but would incorporate the entire state as part of the headquarters.
Dixon says the Hyperloop proposal is also included in the bid. Missouri is a finalist for the first Hyperloop to be built.
Amazon in September opened the search for a second headquarters and promised to spend more than $5 billion on the site. The Seattle-based company says it would bring up to 50,000 jobs.
Kansas City, St. Louis and many other North American cities have submitted individual applications to become Amazon’s second home.