Newark is not throwing in the towel again. As new reports reveal the largest city of New Jersey as one of two locations for the second headquarters of Amazon, state and local officials are going to Hail Mary.
Responding to national reports saying that Amazon will share its HQ2 between Long Island City in New York and Crystal City in Virginia, Newark falls to convince the online trade online to give Newark a piece of & In the case, two sources related to discussions were confirmed to NJ Advance Media.
The individuals did not want to be named not to jeopardize their relationship with Amazon.
RIO-NJ was the first to report that officers were fishing for a partnership with New York City.
"Newark could be New York slips," said one source at NJ Advance Media. "The idea that the horse has left the barn and that these two cities get it and start running with her," it is not definitive, the person added.
Although Virginia and New York in "advance talks" with Amazon, the company has not notified the final cities of its decision, the sources said.
"All of this guess, there was no official communication," said one source.
Even before the news broke that Amazon was pressing towards Virginia and New York, state and local officials in New Jersey began to propose the possibility of partnering with their 11-mile neighbor across the Hudson River, he said two sources.
They said, although they still believed that Newark was a strong competitor alone, the games were too high to fail to miss at the opportunity.
"No other city can be transformed on the list so that the city of Newark," said one source. "Strategically, it makes sense for the region to come together, so no city takes advantage of the development but Amazon gets the best of both worlds."
Recent reports from Amazon narrowing the field to Virginia and New York force the state and local officials to double on that field – and offer Newark as a "release valve" among worries that arise as to whether New York can absorb the evolutionary effect, they said.
One source said that Newark has current real estate ready for Amazon and is more flexible for any new build. New Jersey, the person who said, could help make the company want to deal with a $ 7 billion incentive package, although that will be prepared accordingly.
It's not yet clear how – or if – Amazon will share its HQ2 if the promised officials would bring 50,000 jobs and a $ 5 billion investment.
Awareness CEO Aisha Glover, CEO of the Newark Alliance and the city point point for his Amazon bid, said that Newark is still the best to win and stand out for the social impact the company can have in the biggest city of New Jersey.
"We still see this an opportunity, not just telling the equity story but it is playing it deliberately. If we get this opportunity, we're going to attract all its worth, "he said. He refused to talk about any ongoing discussions but said that Amazon had not confirmed any official decisions about Newark.
Glover for NJ Advance Media confirmed that Newark received a second visit by Amazon at the end of the summer but the city officials did not take part this time.
Only a handful city that had a second visit, according to media reports.
One source said, however, they hope they will work out with New York, if Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, says "Newark is my guy, we are ready for that too."
One source that Amazon recently said to ask officers about Newark Barbara Baraka and Phil Phil Murphy's phone numbers, a likely sign that the decision will come soon.
Amazon has only said they will decide by the end of the year.