The St. Louis Region's Amazon Proposal is Now Available
In October, St. Louis region leaders submitted a unified regional bid for Amazon’s second headquarters — known as HQ2. The proposed site spanned both sides of the Mississippi River and would have delivered on Amazon’s specifications — urban, vibrant, connected to light rail and in a region ready to deliver the tech workforce they need.
St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern, Express Scripts Chairman George Paz, World Wide Technology Chairman & Founder David Steward and Washington University Chancellor Mark Wrighton submitted the bid on behalf of the region.
On Jan. 18, Amazon announced its 20 finalists for HQ2. Unfortunately, the St. Louis region was not included. The full Amazon proposal (RFP) is now available to the general public via the site/link above.
Even though the St. Louis region wasn’t selected as a finalist, the process brought local leaders together in a unified way. The collaboration established a blueprint for future regional economic development efforts.