The bidding war for Amazon’s second headquarters has led to some creative efforts by a number of cities to win CEO Jeff Bezos’ favor. And some expense.
Take Tucson, for example. The city sent a 21-foot saguaro cactus tree to Bezos on a flat-bed truck on Wednesday to attract his attention.
“We wanted to make sure Mr. Bezos and his team notice us and send a message of ‘we have room for you to grow here for the long term’ — nothing signifies that better than a Saguaro,” said Joe Snell, President & CEO, Sun Corridor Inc., an economic development organization.
Not everyone thought that was such a great idea:
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In fact, at least one commenter noted a possibly sinister motive in the saguaro gift from the copper state:
Food figured in many of your responses, especially that of the Tex-Mex variety. As did the Cowboys and Jerry Jones, Longhorns and Big Tex.
Here’s a sampling:
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And we got more than a few humorous suggestions (we think):
So now tell us which one fits best. Or if you think you have a better suggestion, pass that one along.
Cyber Monday is a busy day at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Haslet. Worldwide the company receives and ships more than 600 orders per second. (Star-Telegram/Rodger Mallison)