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Charlotte plans to “aggressively pursue opportunity” for Amazon’s second headquarters

Images of Amazon’s campus in Seattle, Washington, in both the downtown and South Lake Union neighborhoods. Photo courtesy of Amazon. (Jordan Stead/Amazon)

The Charlotte Regional Partnership and the Charlotte Chamber announced they “will aggressively pursue this opportunity” to bring Amazon to the Queen City.

Amazon has made a proposal to North American cities to find the best bid, along with the best cultural fit, for its second headquarters.

The potential employer would not only become the largest in Charlotte, but could have more employees than Wells Fargo and Bank of America combined. Charlotte meets all the basic criteria Amazon said it wants in the next city it will call home, such as a stable business environment, over a million people and a diverse population.

In a statement released Monday, CEO and President of Charlotte Regional Partnership Ronnie Bryant, and CEO and President of the Charlotte Chamber Bob Morgan said, “This is a transformative opportunity for our region. … It is also an unprecedented opportunity to engage our public sector, private sector and the not-for-profit sector in a team effort to put our best foot forward.”