Amazon.com Inc. will separate its proposed second headquarters into two locations, and is close to deals with both sites, The New York Times reported Monday.
As the world’s second-most-valuable public company weighs tax breaks and other goodies offered by 20 eager suitors, it stands accused of being a corporate welfare leech that should be giving the government and workers more rather than milking taxpayers.
A national credit-reporting and mortgage-data company founded in San Diego plans to spend nearly $3.6 million to establish its headquarters and operations center downtown in the Landmark Center.
The four-year-old company that specializes in motorsports, defense and consumer products is moving from Pittsboro.
An Indianapolis City-County Council panel on Monday night unanimously advanced proposals that would help Duke Realty Corp. move its headquarters from Carmel to a new $28 million office building it would build in Indianapolis.
The visit occurred the week of March 19, the same week Amazon officials were reported to have visited Chicago for two days.
An Indianapolis City-County Council member has signed onto a pact with two other council members from the cities of New York and Austin, Texas, to oppose the “tax-break bidding war that Amazon has begun” in pursuit of its second headquarters.
A project of this size could actually change Indiana’s per-capita income. It could generate 30,000 spin-off jobs and produce hundreds of millions of dollars in state and local tax revenue.
Anthem decided not to renew its lease on the former J.C. Penney department store, which was refurbished for the insurance giant in the 1990s.
The mayor also told IBJ that the city is “prepared to look at anything and everything” that would help it secure Amazon’s planned second U.S. headquarters—as long as any action is fiscally prudent.
Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma said lawmakers could move an incentives bill “expeditiously” to attract Amazon’s proposed second headquarters, if necessary, but he wouldn’t be in favor of doing what Wisconsin did to lure Foxconn.
Seattle-based Amazon solicited proposals in September for its second corporate seat, a project that’s expected to cost more than $5 billion and create 50,000 jobs.
Direct Connect Logistix has left the Stutz building for more space in the Cosmopolitan on the Canal building as part of its plan to add as many as 90 workers by the end of 2020.
An Indy Chamber spokesman said Wednesday morning that the bid “has been sent as of last night to arrive ahead of the Oct. 19 deadline.”
The long-struggling city of Gary in northwest Indiana is hoping to stand out in Amazon's search for a second headquarters site. Meanwhile, Indianapolis-area leaders are also making a pitch, but aren’t talking about what they’ll be touting.
The company, which sells software for on-site audio marketing, intends to spend $3.7 million to triple its office footprint in Fishers’ Nickel Plate District.
The Indiana Manufacturers Association is also hoping the state will allow local governments to offer relocation tax incentives to build upon any that the state offers.
The Carmel-based vehicle reseller announced Tuesday that it intends to develop a new corporate campus that includes a 250,000-square-foot headquarters that provides room for 400 additional employees.
Amazon’s announcement last week that its future second headquarters will create 50,000 new jobs with an average annual compensation of $100,000 have cities across the country clamoring to submit bids. But there’s a short timetable, with proposals due Oct. 19.