St. Louis, Kansas City fail to make final list for Amazon HQ
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Amazon has announced its list of 20 cities for a second headquarters, and both big cities in Missouri failed to make the cut.
St. Louis and Kansas City were among 238 cities making a bid to be the site of a second headquarters. The 20 finalists were announced Thursday.
The online retailer in September opened the search and promised to spend more than $5 billion on the site. The Seattle-based company expects it will bring up to 50,000 jobs. A final selection will be announced later this year.
The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership on Thursday released details of its bid which offered $5.4 billion in incentives. It called for three primary sites: Downtown St. Louis, and areas along the Mississippi River facing each other in Missouri and Illinois.