Dallas reveals details of proposal for Amazon headquarters
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas has revealed details of its bid to land Amazon’s second headquarters after the online shopping giant chose New York and Arlington, Virginia, as the joint winners.
Dallas Regional Chamber officials and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said at a Tuesday news conference that Amazon was given dozens of options in the region, then narrowed it down to the downtown Dallas area.
Dallas offered a $600 million incentive package, including tax abatements. That doesn’t include the incentives offered from the state, which could have been as much as $500 million.
A portion of Dallas’ incentive package was tied to hiring locals and the city proposed Amazon commit $100 million toward addressing race relations, poverty and creating green space.
Austin, which along with Dallas was among the 20 finalists, hasn’t revealed details of its proposal.