Austin submits bid for Amazon HQ 2

It's deadline day for cities wanting to be the site for Amazon's second headquarters and Austin has submitted its bid.

The Austin Chamber of Commerce confirmed the submission in a tweet on October 18th.

When the online shopping and tech giant announced it was looking for a city to host its second headquarters the news set off a frenzy across the country drawing interest from a variety of cities both big and small.

Tampa, Chicago and Detroit are just some of the cities throwing their hats in the ring to get what's expected to be a big economic boost for whichever city is chosen.

The process for submitting bids opened on September 7th and closes today. According to our media partner Community Impact, one of Austin's commissioners says for Amazon to seriously consider Austin it would need to put everything on the table.

Several Austin metro cities like Round Rock, Leander and Cedar Park are potential sites for a Central Texas locaiton.

If chosen the new headquarters is expected to bring $5 billion to the Austin area as well as 50,000 jobs with salaries up to $100,000. 

Some say it's not all good news though. 


Good or bad it's believed that more than 100 cities and counties have shown interest in placing a bid but it's not clear exactly how many have actually done so.

Amazon plans to make its final decision next year.