These cities don’t want Amazon to stop searching for another HQ

Chicago and Warren, Michigan, are among the cities large and small apparently undeterred by Amazon’s announcement that it has no plans to look for another headquarters location after scrapping plans to build a mega-campus in Queens.

Two top Illinois Democrats on Thursday touted the Windy City as prime real estate for the retail giant.

“You should take another look at Chicago,” read a letter from Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, according to the Chicago Tribune.

“We will be happy to bring you back,” they wrote in their plaintive plea, explaining that the city has the workforce, transportation hubs and universities necessary to support the company, The Hill reported.

Chicago had been a finalist for Amazon’s HQ2, before the company announced it would split its new headquarters between the Big Apple and Northern Virginia.

Meanwhile, the mayor of Warren took to Facebook to make his pitch for his city of about 134,000 people about 20 miles north of Detroit.

“Amazon is cancelling New York City as a destination, so why not Warren?” he wrote. “We already have the world headquarters of Cadillac leaving New York City for Warren. So, why not another world headquarters move to Warren? We have the best fund balance in the area!”

He went on to give a laundry list of reasons why Amazon would find his city irresistible, including having the best fire and police departments in the state, LED lights on all roads and “top notch sanitation vehicles.”

“Our metro area has more than enough highly skilled workers to fill the new 25,000 jobs that Amazon will offer. Amazon, please consider dynamic Warren as your headquarters! You will not be disappointed!”

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy urged the e-behemoth to consider Newark. “New Jersey is open for business,” he said.

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