Amazon HQ2 Bid

Adanya Lustig filed this request with the Office of the Governor of Nevada of Nevada.


From: Adanya Lustig

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Nevada Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the bid submitted in response to Amazon's request for proposals for the site of its second headquarters, any contracts with third-party providers for services rendered regarding the Amazon HQ2 bid, and any marketing budgets regarding Amazon-related expenditures from September 1, 2017 to the date this request is received.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Adanya Lustig

From: Office of the Governor of Nevada

Dear Ms. Lustig,

The Office of the Governor has received your request for records or contracts related to Amazon's HQ2 bid. I believe the agency in possession of these documents is the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development. I have forwarded your request to that office.

If you have any questions or concerns, please give me a call at 775-684-5670.

Sincere Regards,

Kathryn Reynolds
General Counsel
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval


Good afternoon Adanya Lustig-

GOED recently was forwarded your request for records in connection with Amazon's request for proposals for its second headquarters. We are currently processing your request and intend to respond no later than Friday, 12/8.

If you have any questions, or wish to discuss further, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you.

Cory Hunt | Deputy Director
Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development
808 West Nye Lane
Carson City, NV 89703
Main: 775.687.9900 Direct: 775.687.9913<>
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From: Office of the Governor of Nevada

Ms. Lustig,

As per your request regarding monies spent by this organization related to the Amazon H2Q application, please see the attached invoice. For the balance of the request, please see the language below and the attached confidentiality determination.

Best regards,

Brian Baluta

Brian Baluta
Communications Director and Project Manager
Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development
555 E. Washington Avenue, Suite 5400
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Desk: (702) 486-2785
Mobile: (917) 848-7630
Main: (702) 486-2700


The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (“GOED”) is in receipt of your request for a copy of GOED’s proposal to Amazon concerning the siting of Amazon’s second corporate headquarters. Unfortunately, that submission is confidential and cannot be released at this time.

Amazon requested in its HQ2 RFP that a submission be confidential: While the existence of the Project is not confidential, certain aspects of the Project and details regarding the company are confidential, proprietary, and constitute trade secrets.

Executive Director Steven D. Hill reviewed Amazon’s request for confidentiality and in accordance with NRS 231.069 determined that confidentiality was appropriate and executed a “Determination on Request for Confidentiality” form on October 17, 2017. (A copy of which is attached hereto.)

GOED’s submission to Amazon was in response to the details provided by the company, which are protected as confidential, proprietary and/or trade secrets. Unfortunately, at this point in time, while Amazon’s evaluation process is on-going – GOED’s submission would also be confidential. Any attempt by GOED to redact the proposal would require concurrence from Amazon that the unredacted material was in their view not confidential, proprietary or a trade secret. GOED is unlikely to get such concurrence.

Please feel free to re-submit your request after Amazon’s evaluation period is complete. GOED will review that request at the time it is submitted and may be able to release some information dependent upon Amazon’s location decision and their agreement as to whether the information provided continues to be confidential, proprietary, and/or constitute a trade secret.