Tacoma scrambles to make bid for 2nd Amazon headquarters | The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times| Tue Sep 12 20:05:29 EDT 2017
Tacoma boosters say Amazon should look no farther than the City of Destiny for its second headquarters. Landing the tech giant would be a game-changer locally, where housing prices have barely bounced back from before the recession. Amazon would bring a $5 billion campus with up to 50,000 employees and 8 million square feet of office space. High-paying jobs would significantly boost the city’s household income. The company hopes to open its first office in 2019 — at half-a-million square feet or more — with the rest coming online in the next decade. “This is a very unusual and exciting opportunity,” said Bruce Kendall, CEO of the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County. Kendall c..

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