In July 2017 Amazon opened a third distribution center in the Chicagoland area. Now Chicago is looking to become the location of Amazon’s Second Headquarters (HQ2). The city officials believe the HQ2 in Chicago would provide the support needed for Amazon to continue future growth.
Below is an article from rejournals.com that outlines the details of the 10 locations that were proposed to Amazon along with benefits to these locations. After you read the article, contact us at Caton Commercial so we can develop a plan to meet your Commercial Real Estate needs.
Source: rejournals.com | Re-Post Caton Commercial 10/16/2017 –
The city of Chicago revealed on Friday which sites they included in the proposal to Amazon for the company’s second headquarters, according to a statement from the mayor’s office. The list of sites includes dense downtown locations and campus-like suburban environments.
“The sites identified in Chicago’s bid for HQ2 demonstrate the region’s unparalleled potential to support Amazon’s future growth,” Mayor Emanuel said in a statement. “The combination of these prime locations with the country’s most educated population, diversified economy and connected transportation system make it clear that Chicago is the ideal city for Amazon’s second headquarters as the company continues to expand.”
1. The Downtown Gateway District: The city offers up a collection of move-in ready buildings including space in the Willis Tower, Old Main Post Office and a new development at Union Station.