Could West Virginia be the new location for Amazon’s 2nd HQ?

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U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has reached out to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to offer the Mountain State as a good home for his company’s second headquarters.  Sen. Manchin sent the letter in response to the cancellation of the headquarters site on Long Island.

In the letter, Manchin highlights West Virginia’s hardworking citizens, business-friendly economic environment and interstate highway system.  The state has seen recent investments from other tech companies such as Infor, IBM and Leidos.

Here is a segment of the letter:

“Mr. Bezos, my little state could benefit from the type of investment Amazon’s second headquarters could bring, and I think Wild and Wonderful West Virginia would contribute more than you could ever believe to your company and your legacy. As West Virginia’s senior U.S. Senator, I pledge to assist in any way I can to make this a reality.  West Virginia would make an ideal location for Amazon’s second headquarters. But don’t take my word for it, go to the state and ask anyone.  They’ll give you the right directions.  And they’ll take you anywhere you want to go.”

The complete letter can be found online at Sen. Manchin’s website.  

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