September 7, 2017 / 6:29 PM / 2 months ago

Kentucky plans to submit formal bid for Amazon's second headquarters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Kentucky plans to submit a formal bid asking Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) to open its second headquarters in the state, an official told Reuters on Thursday.

“We are assessing the RFP (Request For Proposal) now and we will respond,” said Dan Tobergte, president and chief executive of the Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corp.

Amazon, the world’s largest e-commerce company, said earlier in the day that it would build a $5 billion (3.83 billion pounds) second headquarters in North America, kicking off a competition between cities and states to offer incentives and tax cuts that could bring 50,000 new jobs.

Reporting by Nandita Bose in Chicago; Editing by Leslie Adler

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