Pittsburgh to Compete for Amazon Headquarters Opportunity

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 7, 2017) The City of Pittsburgh plans to compete for the new site of AmazonHQ2, a second headquarters location announced by the Seattle-based company this morning. 

Amazon plans to invest $5 billion in the headquarters and hire some 50,000 workers in the winning city. 

"With an unmatched portfolio of technological talent and intriguing development parcels, Pittsburgh is uniquely positioned to submit a winning bid for Amazon's facility. This is a transformational opportunity unlike any that we've ever seen," Mayor William Peduto said. 

The Peduto Administration has already been working with County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Economic Development and corporate, university and foundation stakeholders to begin planning, and has strategy sessions already set tomorrow and early next week. 

The City will likely build upon existing work it has already done with such stakeholders through the Smart City Challenge application it submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation last year. Pittsburgh was a finalist in the nationwide challenge. 

At this early stage no parcels, incentives or any other details on Pittsburgh's bid are yet identified.  

More information will be released at a later date. 




Timothy McNulty
Communications Director