Nashville is among the top 20 sites being considered for a second headquarters for Amazon. The company released the list Thursday morning which did not indicate any preferential order.
Nashville officials have been relatively quiet about the possibility and have not disclosed what kind of incentives and tax breaks were included in their offering. Other cities have been proposing unprecedented amounts to woo the company as the project is expected to bring 50,000 jobs and billions of dollars in economic impact.
"Our team is working on the response to position the incredible strengths of the Nashville region," Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Andrea Albers says in a statement.
We are excited to have made Amazon’s top 20 list for a second headquarters. Over the coming weeks and months, we look forward to working more closely with @amazon to show them why Music City would be the perfect fit for their company.
— Megan Barry (@MayorMeganBarry) January 18, 2018
In a statement, Mayor Megan Barry says Nashville’s “progressive, pro-business climate” and “great quality of life” fit the environment Amazon is looking for. She says in the coming weeks her office will be working with the Chamber of Commerce and state officials to identify locations in Davidson County that would be “a good fit."