Palmdale Thrilled to Participate in Amazon's Hunt for Headquarters
Though Amazon may not have chosen the Los Angeles area for its much-sought next headquarters, participating in the search may still prove beneficial for Palmdale in terms of name recognition for future pursuits.
After a year-long search, Amazon announced it will build its second headquarters in New York City and Arlington, Virginia. Although Amazon may not have chosen Palmdale for its much-sought next headquarters, being part of the 20 finalists in the hunt is expected to pay dividends in terms of name recognition for future pursuits.
Palmdale was one of the nine Los Angeles County locations included in the headquarters pitch coordinated by the Los Angeles Economic Corporation just over a year ago. “We’re thrilled to participate in that process. It kept Palmdale’s name in all the business journals,” Palmdale City Manager James Purtee said Tuesday.
Amazon required a site with at least 100 acres of developable land, which was easily met by Palmdale. “Not many cities can offer” properties of that size, Purtee said.
While the land was the prime component, the city also included information about the local workforce and training programs, including those at Antelope Valley College.
“We met the minimum criteria. We stayed in for a good, long time,” Purtee said.
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