Amazon.com added three large, glass-covered domes as part of an expansion at its campus in downtown Seattle this year. Amazon said Thursday that it will spend more than $5 billion to build another headquarters in North America to house as many as 50,000 employees. Elaine Thompson AP
Amazon.com added three large, glass-covered domes as part of an expansion at its campus in downtown Seattle this year. Amazon said Thursday that it will spend more than $5 billion to build another headquarters in North America to house as many as 50,000 employees. Elaine Thompson AP

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Cities far and wide lining up for new Amazon headquarters

September 07, 2017 4:39 PM

Amazon’s announcement Thursday that it wants to find a place in North America for a second headquarters has cities far and wide chomping at the bit, among them Fort Worth and Dallas:

Could @amazon build 2nd HQ in FW-D area? I'd welcome that!Strong workforce 70,000 acres developable land @DFWAirport https://t.co/GYtdP6rWgR

— Betsy Price (@MayorBetsyPrice) September 7, 2017

Exclusive: Dallas Regional Chamber to bid for Amazon's second headquarters https://t.co/n5YH9tEOzO via @dallasnews

— Bob Mong (@BobMong1949) September 7, 2017

I firmly believe that Toronto is a prime candidate to host @amazon's second headquarters in North America. pic.twitter.com/20ThUwwIFH

— John Tory (@JohnTory) September 7, 2017

The City of #Baltimore will compete for the location of @Amazon’s second headquarters and here's why https://t.co/qCThK0j0vh pic.twitter.com/oHyPByyWd3

— Catherine Pugh (@MayorPugh50) September 7, 2017

Amazon is searching for new headquarters, and L.A. wants to be in the running https://t.co/4cjYTs2Hgg pic.twitter.com/2sfwy9kRbs

— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) September 7, 2017

KC will make ‘aggressive’ bid for Amazon’s second headquarters, and its 50,000 jobs https://t.co/59FwZNIeq8

— The Kansas City Star (@KCStar) September 7, 2017

Could Atlanta win quest to land massive new Amazon headquarters? https://t.co/N727rzSBvq via @CurbedAtlanta

— Christopher Huffer (@Christopher519_) September 7, 2017

Could Detroit make a pitch for Amazon headquarters? City is 'carefully evaluating' https://t.co/3gd8GTR7Mp via @freep #Amazon #Detroit

— Adam Enfroy (@AdamEnfroy) September 7, 2017

NOW: Mayor @LydaKrewson says she's putting together a team right now to make a competitive bid for @Amazon headquarters. @kmoxnews pic.twitter.com/ywpmA61IsE

— Michael Calhoun (@michaelcalhoun) September 7, 2017

Will it be #Texas? RT @AP: "Amazon opens search for second headquarters, to spend more than $5 billion and add as many as 50,000 jobs."

— WFAA-TV (@wfaachannel8) September 7, 2017

New Amazon headquarters: New York City, Baltimore,Chicago, @GovChrisSununu any thoughts of a bid from NH? https://t.co/QuosMbMEOb

— BOOM (@geoffsuxx) September 7, 2017

Officials from Memphis and Nashville, Tulsa, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Chicago, Hartford, Providence, St. Louis and Toronto are lining up to chat with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Bloomberg News reports. Throw in Houston, New York City, Boston, Sacramento, Cincinnati and Vancouver, British Columbia, says CNBC.

It’s understandable, considering Bezos is planning to invest $5 billion-plus in the project and employ 50,000 people with average annual compensation of more than $100,000. The Seattle-based company estimates it added $38 billion to the Seattle economy from 2010 to 2016.

If you’ve got a city that might be interested in bidding, email the team at amazonhq2@amazon.com. You’ll need to have a proposal to them by Oct. 19. Amazon looks forward to hearing from you — and everybody else. The team will get back to you in 2018.

Tom Uhler: 817-390-7832, @tomuh

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