America Bids on Amazon

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More than a year after Amazon released its HQ2 RFP and weeks after it announced the winners, a majority of #AmazonHQ2 bids submitted to the company are still not public. MuckRock and other news outlets obtained many of those that are through public records requests - we break down what has and hasn’t been released.

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United States of America

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Illinois

Indiana

Maine

Maryland

Michigan

  • Detroit, in partnership with Windsor, Ontario, Canada. (Document begins at the bottom of the PDF, not the top)

Massachusetts

Missouri

  • St. Louis (Filed jointly between Missouri and Illinois)

  • State proposal parts one and two

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Tennessee

Texas

Washington

Wisconsin

Canada

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

Nova Scotia

Ontario

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New York City releases its winning #AmazonHQ2 bid

New York City releases its winning #AmazonHQ2 bid

New York City released its winning #AmazonHQ2 bid Monday night, the Wall Street Journal reported. The city launched a website dedicated to the new headquarters where it released the bid, the appendix with site details, the memorandum of understanding between the state, city, and Amazon, plus other documents and general information.

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#AmazonHQ2 and transparency: An ongoing post-mortem

#AmazonHQ2 and transparency: An ongoing post-mortem

More than a year after Amazon released its HQ2 RFP and weeks after it announced the winners, a majority of #AmazonHQ2 bids submitted to the company are still not public. MuckRock and other news outlets obtained many of those that are through public records requests - we break down what has and hasn’t been released.

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Pittsburgh circuit judge rules city’s #AmazonHQ2 proposal as public record, demands its release

Pittsburgh circuit judge rules city’s #AmazonHQ2 proposal as public record, demands its release

Less than two months before the deadline Amazon gave itself to announce its second headquarters location, a Pittsburgh judge decided the city’s #AmazonHQ2 proposal documents are not “trade secrets” protected from FOIA requests - a common exemption claimed by cities nationwide that have denied to release bid documents.

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Paxtyn Merten sent this request to the The Office of the County Executive of Prince George's County, MD

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Adanya Lustig sent this request to the Mayor of Memphis, TX

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Paxtyn Merten sent this request to the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development of Nevada

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Adanya Lustig sent this request to the Birmingham Business Alliance of Birmingham, AL

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Adanya Lustig sent this request to the Team NEO of Cleveland, OH

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