September 14, 2017

Chamber & EDC preparing response to Amazon’s HQ2 request for proposals

Colorado Springs downtown aerial shot

Following Amazon’s recent announcement to establish a second North American headquarters, the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & EDC is in the process of developing Colorado Springs’ response to the project’s request for proposals.

“We are currently exploring site options, incentives and other factors, as well as coordinating with the State of Colorado and the City of Colorado Springs, to create a competitive response to Amazon’s RFP,” said Hannah Parsons, chief economic development officer for the Chamber & EDC.

According to the RFP, Amazon’s decision drivers include the availability of existing buildings or facilities, a greenfield site, utility infrastructure, opportunities for renovation or redevelopment, labor force and incentives, among others. Complete details are available at Amazon’s RFP site. Responses are due Oct. 19, 2017.