Amazon HQ2 has Greater Cincinnati civic leaders taking regional approach
If he had to grade Cincinnati on its chances of landing Amazon's HQ2, Doug Moorman gives the city a solid "B." "We can put together a very compelling and competitive application trying to win this project," Moormann said. He's vice president of Development Strategies Group and used to run development for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. Amazon is asking cities to compete for a $5 billion headquarters operation that could employ 50,000 people with "average annual compensation exceeding $100,000." Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley told CNBC last month that the city will "do whatever it takes" to land the deal; civic leaders from all over the region were working feverishly to meet Amazon's Thursday deadline.