SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon has opened the search for a second headquarters, promising to spend more than $5 billion on the site.
The online giant, based in Seattle, says that the new site would come with up to 50,000 jobs.
The announcement Thursday will set off a scramble among cities vying to make the short list.
The company estimates that investments in Seattle between 2010 and 2016 added $38 billion to the city’s economy.
Cities and states are being advised by Amazon.com Inc. to visit amazonHQ2 for more information.