Amazon Getting ‘Intensive’ Amount Of Data On Miami; Decision By Year End

Amazon is continuing to evaluate Miami as a potential site for HQ2.

The company has been requesting additional information on the regional bid proposal. Miami-Dade’s Beacon Council has been providing an “incredible level of detail that is pretty intensive,” according to president and CEO Mike Finney.

According to the Toronto Star, Amazon officials have been quietly visiting the 20 finalist cities while asking for additional details on what was included in bidding material.

Finney said Amazon wants to make a decision by year end. His comments came at a commercial real estate panel last week, the Sun Sentinel reported.

 

 

letter from rick scott to bezos last week:

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Isn’t that the site for the Miami Innovation District ? Man, I really hope Amazon picks Miami, so it can push the innovation district into a faster reality.

Anonymous
2 years ago

and hopefully attract more fortune 500 giants to follow them and settle there as well.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Amazon would be a good fit in Miami.. Win Win

Anonymous
2 years ago

nice job mr scott……

Anonymous
2 years ago

Come home Mr. Bezos!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Bezos should take Scott’s word like he take’s his hairstyle.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I hope Amazon comes to Miami. Think about the amount jobs that will be created and would force the county to go forward with the mass transit plan which will attract more big name companies to come to south Florida.

Fifo
2 years ago

Let there be NO DOUBT…the government in Tallahassee despises Miami. That letter just reeks of opportunistic hypocrisy and irony. I love it!

Anonymous
2 years ago

This is so dumb.

You know the House is literally determined by population, meaning more congressmen/women from south Florida than any other part of the State? Scott’s home prior to being Governor wasn’t in Tallahassee, either.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Atlanta might be off their list after what the Republicans in Georgia did to Delta. We might have a better chance now.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Tallahassee just tried something similar for the NRA. Tallahassee still wants teachers packing for class.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Great news.. and on 305 day to boot!

M.B.
2 years ago

Miami achilles heel is lack of mass transit and it’s not our (gov) priority. I hope we get hq award, but if we don’t, I bet transit would be one of the biggest reasons as to why.

Anonymous
2 years ago

also say goodbye to affordable housing your’re going to have to make 100k to afford anything decent…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Miami can’t afford the tax subsidies.

The money should instead be used on the SMART rail plan.

Anonymous
2 years ago

amazon being here would almost force transit to be built…they will not stand still for weak leadership to conduct 20 more years of studies…..hell…they may even take over and get it done themselves!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Amazon is pretty intimidating when they fight for something. I’ve read when they fight Google and other giants in legal battle. It’s not pretty.

marc
2 years ago

Disagree. You do whatever it takes to get them here. It’ll be a boon for this city and attract others to come here.

marc
2 years ago

The more Fortune 500’s here the better.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I agree, but as there is almost zero construction for class A Office space and already planned Office projects being reconsidered for residential portions I really don’t know where they could go.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Doral has the space.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The revenue Amazon would directly and indirectly bring in would bring in more money than Miami would give via tax breaks. And they would be tax breaks on money that Miami would otherwise receive $0 from. Something is ALWAYS greater than nothing.