27-plus sites across St. Louis area under study for Amazon bid

With more than two dozen St. Louis-area locations in play as potential sites for Amazon’s $5 billion second headquarters, an effort is underway to get leaders from across the region to agree on a single submission to the e-commerce giant.

Jim Wild, executive director of the East-West Gateway Council of Governments, said Thursday he’s trying to set up a meeting of the council’s board to consider whatever is recommended next week by the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership.

The partnership, which is funded by St. Louis and St. Louis County, is taking the lead on developing a plan and is reviewing more than 27 sites in Missouri and Illinois for possible inclusion in a regional bid.

The list, released Thursday, includes sites in an area cited by partnership CEO Sheila Sweeney as a major possibility for Amazon: downtown St. Louis and the city’s north riverfront.

Amazon has set a deadline of Oct. 19 for submittals. Sweeney has said she wants a decision on the area’s plan by Tuesday or Wednesday to allow time to package it effectively.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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