Does Cincinnati have what it takes to land Amazon headquarters?
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley told CNBC Friday that the city will 'do whatever it takes' to be the second headquarters location for Amazon Inc.He's not the only civic booster so enthused. “This is a once in a generation economic development opportunity,” said Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld. “Cincinnati is going to be a genuine contender.” REDI Cincinnati, the region’s lead economic development agency, confirms it is working with its partners to respond to Amazon’s request for proposals. It’s asking cities to compete for a $5 billion headquarters operation that could employ 50,000 people with average annual salaries of $100,000.