Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance Hopes to Lure New Amazon Headquarters to Las Vegas

News recently broke that internet giant Amazon is looking to relocate their headquarters to another city. As of today, they have received more than 200 proposals from places that want to host its new headquarters. Which city will they chose? The folks at the HQ2 Vegas Amazon Working Group – a broad based coalition of economic development agencies – is hoping it’ll be Las Vegas. They are using the hashtag “#Amazon2Vegas” to promote their latest video, which you can view below:

Why Las Vegas? According to the above video:

Las Vegas is a spectacular city built on hopes, dreams, and a bit of moxey. It is one of the most recognized brands in the world – and Vegas is so much more! This is an energetic diverse city of vision that keeps reinventing itself and becoming more and more innovative and expansive every day. It is filled with entrepreneurs and fast moving industries that are constantly creating new enterprises and strategies for growth. 56,000 businesses and 980,000 workers reside here – a mecca for youthful fresh energy and new business ideas.

amazonvegasAn attractive cost of living, great lifestyle, and favorable tax structure brings in 4,000 new residents every month. Our business communities believe there are no boundaries. Anything is possible. Just look at the architecture – it tells you this place has no limits!

And what a cool place to live! There is a never ending list of exciting ways for its 2.2 million citizens to enjoy their lives. This city provides world-class entertainment, recreation, theater, arts, music, restaurants, sports, and events. Enjoying the outdoors is a big part of what makes Vegas an amazing experience.

Las Vegas also has a huge heart. Our community is extremely strong and resilient. Recession, housing crisis, and yes tragedy have all in brief moments defined Las Vegas. But everyone in Vegas knows that nothing will keep this city down. We are indeed, #VegasStrong

Amazon and Las Vegas are a perfect fit for each other. Both were created through brilliant vision and pure imagination – and both are constantly getting bigger and better. Las Vegas has a habit of thinking big! We solve problems. We build communities. We grow business. We open the world with open arms. Throughout the year, the leaders of every fortune 500 company and every business sector come through Las Vegas to discuss and conduct business. Las Vegas is the city where many future innovations and advancements are introduced at industry conventions and trade shows. Las Vegas is the only city in the world that evolved to host people – and often the people we host change the world!

Las Vegas cultivates dynamic leaders who continually make significant investments to elevate our great quality of life such as a new world class performing arts center… two new medical schools to expand access to quality healthcare… and a new interstate that directly connects Las Vegas to Phoenix.

Las Vegas is a hotspot of innovation. As a home to Switch – a global technology infrastructure company composed of hyperscale data centers enabling the most powerful technology system on the planet – Las Vegas is well-positioned to become a catalyst for the most advanced smart-city technology in America.

There’s great anticipation about the continued economic prosperity of Southern Nevada. We’re excited about partnering with the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, companies like Cox Communications are steadfast in their commitment to support continued growth through a shared vision of business prosperity and advanced technology solutions based on a dense network of deep fiber.

The City thrives on boundless imagination and creativity that not only fuels the economy, but also makes Las Vegas a place where people want to visit, live, and raise their family. UNLV is the most diverse college campus in the United States, mirroring Las Vegas’ diverse community. They have created a high quality, high impact educational environment in Las Vegas all the way from the K-through-12 stem pipeline to the school of medicine and UNLV’s top-ranked school of hospitality. UNLV gives their students opportunities that open doors, preparing innovators and entrepreneurs to excel in today’s global marketplace. In Las Vegas, it’s not just a job to us, it’s in our DNA. It’s who we are.

Southern Nevada is focused on a sustainable future. Environmental stewardship is something we take pride in by embracing clean energy, recycling and new innovations in maximizing our resources. It ensures that current and future generations have a thriving city to live, work, and play in.

Much like Amazon, Las Vegas is truly unique. There’s simply no other city like Vegas in the world! It’s transformation from a pioneering railroad stop just 100 years ago to an iconic international city full of future forward businesses is a result of big thinking and bold action. Amazon and Las Vegas are a winning hand! Contact us to live the vision!