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Colorado lawmakers urge Amazon to open HQ2 in state

By: The Associated Press
October 5, 2017 Updated: October 5, 2017 at 10:58 am
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 30, 2017, file photo, the Amazon logo is displayed at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. Amazon announced Thursday, Sept. 7, that it has opened the search for a second headquarters, promising to spend more than $5 billion on the opening. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

DENVER — Colorado's congressional delegation is urging Amazon to build its second headquarters in the state.

Last month, Amazon said it will spend more than $5 billion to build another headquarters in North America to house as many as 50,000 employees outside its hometown of Seattle. It wants a prime location close to transit with plenty of space to grow.

In a letter to CEO Jeff Bezos Wednesday, the bipartisan group of Colorado congressional representatives and senators said the state continues to attract a highly skilled workforce due to its outdoor recreation, strong education system and moderate cost of living.

Cities including Chicago, Philadelphia and Toronto are also trying to woo Amazon. A newly incorporated city outside Atlanta has offered to change its name to Amazon if the company moves there.

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