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Amazon’s Second Headquarters Is a Golden Opportunity for the Heartland

The company’s latest plan is a big test of the thesis that coastal cities are capped out.
Amazon employees tend to their dogs as construction continues on three large, glass-covered domes as part of an expansion of the company's campus in downtown Seattle.
Amazon employees tend to their dogs as construction continues on three large, glass-covered domes as part of an expansion of the company's campus in downtown Seattle. Elaine Thompson/AP

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Amazon is seeking bids for a second headquarters location that will be equal in size to its current Seattle base. It would ultimately employ 50,000 people in 8 million square feet of office space at an average salary of over $100,000.

This is going to be the feeding frenzy of the century.