“Why not Liberty? Why not Ohio?” Liberty Twp. Trustee Tom Farrell asked this week about the Butler County township’s efforts to snag Amazon’s second North American headquarters.
“Everybody believes this is something that has to be in a city environment, and that’s not true,” Farrell said. “The vision … is that the suburb of the future is where these employees, these executives, these engineers want to be. They do want to live-work-play in the same area.”
Amazon has said it will invest more than $5 billion in construction and eventually grow into its second headquarters to include as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs — making it a full equal to its current campus in Seattle.
Liberty Twp. officials are unable to discuss specifics of their proposal to Amazon, citing a non-disclosure agreement. However, some spoke with the Journal-News about why they think Liberty Twp. is a fit for the retail giant.
Here are 5 reasons officials said Liberty Twp.’s bid for Amazon is no joke:
The opportunity to land Amazon HQ2 generated 238 proposals from cities and regions in 54 states, provinces, districts and territories across North America.
Amazon is expected to make an announcement on its location choice in February, according to Farrell.