OMAHA SUBMITS “LONG-SHOT BID” FOR A NEW AMAZON HEADQUARTERS

Omaha can now be added to the list of cities competing to be the location for Amazon’s 2nd headquarters. The 2nd headquarters is expected to cost about $5 billion and eventually employee 50,000 people. Omaha doesn’t meet many of the requirements that Amazon put out for its future location, but Randy Thelen, VP for the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, said they decided to go for it. Thelen added it’s good to get Omaha’s name in front of the Amazon execs in case they decide to split up the project or are looking for locations for future projects.