Chicago developer pitches site for Amazon’s second headquarters

CHICAGO, Illinois -- Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says he's personally spoken with Amazon executives about bringing the company's second headquarters to Illinois.

A Chicago developer has the site of an old steel plant along the Chicago River in mind as a possible location.

“We expect HQ2 to be a full equal to our Seattle headquarters,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO. “Amazon HQ2 will bring billions of dollars in up-front and ongoing investments, and tens of thousands of high-paying jobs. We’re excited to find a second home.”

The competition for the new site is sure to be fierce as several other cities around the country are expected to bid for the opportunity that could come with 50,000 jobs.

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