Here’s Where You Can Propose Flint for the New Amazon Headquarters
It's actually not as complicated as we thought. Never hurts to try, right?
|Amazon Seattle HQ|
|Direct ||Number of buildings||33|
|Square feet||8.1 million|
|Local retail within Amazon headquarters||24 restaurants/cafes + 8 other services|
|Capital investment (buildings & infrastructure)||$3.7 billion|
|Operational expenditures (utilities & maintenance)||$1.4 billion|
|Compensation to employees||$25.7 billion|
|Number of annual hotel nights by visiting Amazonians and guests||233,000 (2016)|
|Amount paid into the city’s public transportation system as employees’ transportation benefit||$43 million|
|Indirect ||Additional jobs created in the city as a result of Amazon’s direct investments||53,000|
|Additional investments in the local economy as a result of Amazon’s direct investments||$38 billion|
|Increase in personal income by non-Amazon employees as a result of Amazon’s direct investments||$17 billion|
|Other||Increase in Fortune 500 companies with engineering/R&D centers in Seattle||From 7 in 2010 to 31 in 2017|
So, why wouldn't Flint be a prime spot for this? I'm all about using (what I call) Flint pity as a reason for this. Our city has been through hell in a hand basket over the last few years, and that's not even including the GM exit.
We're serious about it - are you? You can submit a proposal HERE.