Thursday mornings news that e-commerce giant Amazon would be looking for potential locations for a second North American headquarters came as a surprise to the people who head the Research Triangle Foundation, the not-for-profit that manages Research Triangle Park.
But it didnt take long for them to realize they needed to get together a proposal to send to the Seattle-based company.
Suddenly Amazon has a proposal out there (for 8 million square feet of office space and 50,000 employees) that we didn't know about, Michael Pittman, vice president of marketing and communications at RTF, said of the Amazon news. That becomes, suddenly, a top priority and one of the biggest prospects we can go out for.
Pittman said that the foundation was meeting with regional partners Thursday afternoon to discuss the proposal.
Amazon already has a presence in the park. The company, which ships packages across the world, began using a 325,000-square-foot warehouse in RTP in 2016.
The company announced Thursday that it would begin searching for a location for its second North ...