San Diego Joins Bid for Amazon’s HQ2

You can now count San Diego County among the list of local governments trying to woo online retail giant Amazon as it seeks a home for its second headquarters, a behemoth project expected to create some 50,000 new high-paying jobs.

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to send a letter to Amazon founder-CEO Jeff Bezos, expressing interest in the project dubbed HQ2. Some of the county’s unincorporated areas would be perfect, Supervisor Chris Cox said.

San Diego hasn’t yet said what kind of incentive package it would offer -- only that it is willing to offer one. The county might have to get creative. As City News reported this month, some of the contenders for Amazon’s HQ2 are pulling some crazy stunts to get their towns noticed. 


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