Ohio senators and representatives unite to pitch state to Amazon for $5B HQ2

The “congressional delegation in closely divided Ohio” is decidedly not divided over the desirability of landing Amazon’s second corporate headquarters in the state, the Tribune Chronicle reports. In a letter dated October 5, “both Ohio senators and all 16 representatives of both parties pitched Amazon CEO Jeffrey Bezos on the state’s assets,” according to the article. Those assets include “Ohio’s advantageous location, high-quality higher education network, large and talented workforce, robust transportation infrastructure and ‘business-friendly’ environment.” Several cities in Ohio are promoting their communities to the retail giant, including Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber is “advocating for Enterprise Park at Eastwood” and submitting its proposal to “economic development organization Team NEO and JobsOhio, which has an existing relationship with Amazon and is coordinating submissions from across Ohio to Amazon.” For more, read the full article

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