Tag: amazon

St. Peters getting an Amazon Fulfillment Center but it may not boost overall employment in the area

PHOTO: Amazon Fulfillment Center, Shakopee, Minnesota by Tony Webster Amazon announced on Wednesday that they’re planning for the first Missouri fulfillment center to be located in St. Peters but past studies have suggested that it may not directly result in more jobs in the area. According to the online retail giant, the new fulfillment center would create more than 1,500 full-time jobs with benefits and opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a tech-driven workplace. […]

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of October 16, 2017

By Michael Layer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This Week in the Governor’s office has been dominated by Governor Eric Greitens’ trip to the U.K. and Switzerland. While in Europe, he has made several judicial appointments as well as meeting with senate and house leaders about restoring cuts that would take $35 million from elderly and disabled Missourians. On Monday, he officially left for the U.K. and Switzerland less than two weeks after returning from a […]

RELEASE: Kansas City Bid for Amazon HQ2 Represents Largest Response Effort in Region’s History

Midwest metro submitted a comprehensive bid led by the Kansas City Area Development Council, supported by two states, 18 counties, 50+ communities and over 200 people KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Kansas City region’s proposal for Amazon HQ2 was delivered to the company’s Seattle, Wash., headquarters today.  Led by the Kansas City Area Development Council, the bid represents the largest regional response effort in the area’s economic development history based on the […]

Governor pitches Missouri to Amazon, touting hyperloop and the future

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Who wants Amazon’s second headquarters in their city? Basically everyone. Missourians and cities across the nation have utilized several different avenues in their attempt to draw the attention of Amazon, including Kansas City Mayor Sly James’ reviewing of Amazon products, Tucson’s sending of a 21-foot saguaro cactus, or Stonecrest, Ga.’s offer to build a city and name it after the company, but the latest pitch from Missouri is looking to “be […]

RELEASE: Missouri submits proposal to win Amazon headquarters

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The State of Missouri announced its proposal Thursday to support Kansas City and St. Louis in their efforts to win the competition for Amazon’s second headquarters. “Amazon is a company full of people who turn big ideas into reality,” Missouri Governor Eric Greitens said. “My team fully and equally supported the proposals submitted by our major metropolitan areas, Kansas City and St. Louis. We challenge Amazon to envision what it could […]

Unprecedented unity among leaders in St. Louis Amazon bid proposal

Clayton, MO – Contrary to scuttlebutt the St. Louis region seems to be unifying around a bid to lure Amazon’s $5 billion second headquarters investment. The St. Louis Economic Partnership, which is funded by both St. Louis City and St. Louis County is leading the effort to unify the many different localities and working on submitting a list of sites to be included this week. There were more than 27 sites in Missouri and Illinois that […]

St. Charles County executive believes Amazon’s new headquarters would be a perfect fit in their district

With Amazon possibly looking at the St. Louis-area to plant their second headquarters, St. Charles County makes their case that they’re the prime location for the e-commerce titan. Currently, there are more than 27 sites in Missouri and Illinois that could be included in a regional bid for more than 50,000 jobs the HQ2 could add. However, St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann believes his county to be the best location for Amazon’s HQ2 because […]

Missouri’s major cities expected to compete for Amazon headquarters project

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Cities across the nation are all gearing up in an attempt to be chosen as the next site for a second Amazon headquarters, and Missouri’s major cities are looking to make strong bids in the competition. The e-commerce company announced on Thursday that it would be opening up requests for proposals for its $5 billion construction project, which is estimated to bring up to 50,000 jobs to whichever city is selected. […]