World’s popular Online retail is searching for a second home. Amazon is planning to build its second headquarter some where in U.S.A. Detroit and Michigan are good options to consider for headquarters says some of the main players including some business consultants.
Mark Lee, who opened Lee group. This successful Detroit Marketing Firm was opened in the middle of Michigan’s recession said, “I am amazed at what’s going on right now”.
He points out that this city is in fantastic position to lure Amazon’s Second headquarters to the state because of it’s highly skilled work force, top universities, a first class airport, a million plus in terms of population and of course the amount of it’s vacant land.
Lee said, “I think Detroit has to put together business case what we have to say to Amazon is this is our business case, if you invest in this city, you get return on investment may have to talk about some tax abatement's”.
Lee believes that those involved in putting the proposal together Must offer incentives especially when you are going up against other high tech competing cities like Chicago, Atlanta and Boston.’
He also said, “I think as a city we are going to think how to better position ourselves than Chicago, compared to Atlanta, We bring the people, we bring the resources and we have a business case”.
Gov Rick Snyder, he thinks Michigan is perfectly positioned, in a statement he says, "Not only is Michigan a top-10 state for doing business and attracting 25 to 34 years-old, our workforce is growing at a higher rate than the national average and we lead the region in inbound migration for those with bachelor's degrees or higher."
Lee says that It will take a collective effort of state, city, business leaders to bring the retail giant. If Amazon’s second headquarters come to state then more jobs are created and economy will also develop.
Later in the evening Dan Gilbert in a statement said that, “We have already put together a task force of internal and external people in Detroit to fully explore the opportunity of Amazon's HQ2. We are very excited and we believe that Detroit will make an extremely strong pitch to Amazon."