Windsor and Detroit teaming up on bid to host Amazon HQ

Windsor and Detroit teaming up on bid to host Amazon HQ

Windsor and Detroit teaming up on bid to host Amazon HQ

However, Rauner said his office would also help St. Louis - across the border in Missouri - to bid for the Amazon headquarters.

Within hours of the US -based company announcing its search for a city where it could set up its second headquarters, officials across North America began assembling enticing offers. "And we will be working in assistance with the St. Louis proposal as well because that could - if St. Louis has some benefits that they bring in terms of their overall package, we want to make sure that IL is positioned to be a great benefit of that".

Amazon hasn't announced a site for the operation, and Holcomb, who recently returned from a trade mission to Japan, said he was "engaged in conversations" about the company's plans for the North American headquarters.

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The internet retail giant plans to build a big new tech campus that might eventually employ 50,000.

"The city will work with its regional and state partners to submit a proposal to Amazon", Jessica Wethington, spokeswoman for the Louisville Forward economic development agency, said in a statement. Later, the governor's office acknowledged there would be no meeting with company officials.

Rauner says a team of representatives from Chicago and IL are meeting with Amazon executives Tuesday in Seattle.

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Rauner's comments came as he was fresh off an eight-day trip to Asia, where he met with Japanese and Chinese businesses to try to recruit jobs to IL. While Gary is part of the Chicago metropolitan area with a population of 9.4 million, the ongoing trend has been for large corporations like McDonald's, Hillshire Brands and Motorola Solutions to move their headquarters from the suburban fringes into downtown to draw more younger millennial workers. Bruce Rauner's senior communications strategy director. That would violate terms of Illinois' new edge tax credit law Rauner signed today.

Rauner also said that it was the unpredictability of the yearslong budget impasse that kept him from embarking on his global recruitment project until this month. "And we're doin' that", Rauner said.

According to the Star: Dilkens e-mailed Gilbert, and Gilbert responded saying, "It's amusing you contacted me, I was just thinking about contacting you". In late 2015, Rauner spent the holidays in Spain and Morocco, where he later said he slept in tents and took a camel ride.

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Chicago Tribune's Hal Dardick contributed.

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