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Holcomb Statement on State's Bid Effort to Seek Amazon's Second Headquarters
Updated September 18, 2017 10:34 AM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - Governor Eric J. Holcomb offered the following statement regarding Amazon's plan to open a second headquarters and the efforts underway in Indiana to submit a competitive bid to secure the location:

Throughout my trip to Japan I was engaged in conversations about Amazon's announcement the company plans to open a second North American headquarters. After I arrived home Friday night, I spent the weekend in briefings about the Amazon bid process. Indiana has a tremendous opportunity to be seriously considered in this process. We are doing what Amazon has asked us to do: coordinating efforts with all interested regions of the state to put our best bid forward.

I've called on the Indiana Economic Development Corporation to lead this collaborative effort that will culminate with a bid submission that includes local and state incentives as well as recommended best sites. Our process has been underway since the day Amazon made its intentions known, and I'm glad that regional leaders are organizing their efforts so we submit the best package to Amazon by the Oct. 19 deadline.



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